The pennant is made of blue cloth. It is an elongated pentagon rounded to the bottom.
The cloth is framed with a piping of a twisted cord and tassels of the golden color.
In the upper part of the pennant there is an inserted rod with a braid, designed for fastening.
The front side of the pennant depicts the medium emblem of the Airborne Troops – a golden double-headed eagle holding a silver sword and a flaming grenade with silver wings. The emblem is placed on the background of the weaving blue-and-green flag of the Airborne Troops.
At the bottom the pennant is decorated with a long curly ribbon of the colors of the National Flag, and two crossed laurel branches.
The inscription at the top reads: “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – “Airborne Troops”.
A pennant is a collective decoration for courage, martial valor and high combat training.
The heraldic elements of the memorial pennant represent the peculiarities of the duty of the Airborne Troops:
The flaming grenade is a symbol of the best trained military divisions of Russian Army.
The silver wings symbolize agility, maneuverability and mobility.
The winged grenade means high battlecraft and capability to perform complex missions and service tasks.
The blue and green colors of the flag are the traditional Airborne colors symbolizing the ability and readiness to perform combat missions both in the air and on the ground. The blue is also the color of honor and fidelity.
The red triangular shield with a horseman spearing a dragon (on the chest of the eagle) means that the Troops is a part of Russian Armed Forces.
The laurel branches symbolize the continuity of the traditions of the fidelity to combat and service duty.