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Military eagles (Polish: orły wojskowe) are military insignia used in the Polish Armed Forces, based on the White Eagle of the Polish coat of arms. They are used on elements of military uniforms such as hats and buttons, as well as on military banners, flags, medals, emblems, publications etc. One variant exists for each of the four branches of the Armed Forces. Additionally, the Minister of National Defence, the Marshal of Poland, and generals and admirals use their own variants.

Image English name
Polish name
Design
Land Forces Eagle Land Forces Eagle
Orzeł Wojsk Lądowych
White eagle with a golden beak and talons, crowned with a closed golden crown, its wings raised and its head turned to the right, perched on an Amazon shield[1]
Navy Eagle Navy Eagle
Orzeł Marynarki Wojennej
White eagle with a golden beak and talons, crowned with a closed golden crown, its wings raised and its head turned to the right, perched on a blue Amazon shield, placed on which is a golden anchor entwined with an S-shaped rope[1]
Air Force Eagle Air Force Eagle
Orzeł Lotnictwa Wojskowego
White eagle with a golden beak and talons, crowned with a closed golden crown, its wings raised and its head turned to the right, perched on an Amazon shield and surrounded by stylized hussar wings[1]
Special Forces Eagle Special Forces Eagle
Orzeł Wojsk Specjalnych
White eagle with a golden beak and talons, crowned with a closed golden crown, its wings raised and its head turned to the right, perched on a black Amazon shield
Generals' Eagle Generals' (Admirals') Eagle
Orzeł generałów (admirałów)
White eagle with a golden beak and talons, crowned with a closed golden crown, its wings raised and its head turned to the right[2]
Eagle of the Marshal of Poland Eagle of the Marshal of Poland
Orzeł Marszałka Polski
White eagle with a golden beak and talons, crowned with a closed golden crown, its wings raised and its head turned to the right, holding two crossed hetman's batons (buławy) with golden knobs[2]
Eagle of the Ministry of National Defence Eagle of the Ministry of National Defence
Orzeł Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej
White eagle with a golden beak and talons, crowned with a closed golden crown, with is wings raised and its head turned to the right, surrounded by the circular inscription MINISTERSTWO OBRONY NARODOWEJ (Ministry of National Defence)[2]

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References

A metal Land Forces Eagle emblem on an Junior Warrant Officer's rogatywka cap
  1. ^ a b c (Polish) Ustawa z dnia 19 lutego 1993 r. o znakach Sił Zbrojnych Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Insignia of the Polish Armed Forces Act of 19 February 1993), Dz.U. z 1993 r. Nr 34, poz. 154
  2. ^ a b c (Polish) Zarządzenie Ministra Obrony Narodowej z dnia 29 stycznia 1996 r. w sprawie szczegółowych zasad używania znaków Sił Zbrojnych Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej oraz ustalenia innych znaków używanych w Siłach Zbrojnych Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Ordinance of the Minister of National Defence on Detailed Rules for the Use of the Insignia of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland and Establishment of other Insignia Used in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland, 29 January 1996), Monitor Polski z 1996 r. Nr 14 poz. 178

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