Staff car flag of Field Marshal Sir B. L. Montgomery on V-E day

Small Royal Union Flag (Union Jack), circa 1944, reported by Lt. Col. Trumbull Warren as being flown from Field Marshal Sir B.L. Montgomery’s staff car on V-E Day. The  flag was given to Warren by Field Marshall Montgomery, along with a carbon copy of the Surrender Document signed at Luneburg Heath on 4 May 1945 by the German High Command officers in front of Field Marshal Montgomery.

LCol Warren was Personal Assistant to Montgomery from May 1944 to the end of the war. Personal Assistant was the senior position on Montgomery’s staff. Warren had previously been an Aide to Montgomery. Warren was a 48th Highlander from 1934 and went overseas with the 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders, in 1939.

Associated place
Associated event
V-E Day parade, Germany
Associated name(s)
Lt. Col. Trumbull Warren, OBE, ED; Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, DL
1939 – 1945 (WW 2)
Location of artifact
Case 24/25 WWII
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