Flag of Anguilla

Flag Anguilla, Banner Anguilla
Aspect ratio:
1:2
Country:
Anguilla
Population:
13.008
Continent:
North America, Central America
Currency:
East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

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Background knowledge

The national flag of Anguilla is a so-called "Blue Ensign", a dark blue flag cloth with a flag representation ? the British Union Jack ? in the upper corner. The Union Jack indicates the connection to Great Britain. This had introduced in 1864 a flag system, in which
? Warships a so-called "White Ensign" (naval flag), a white flag often with a continuous red cross of St. George and with the Union Jack in the upper corner,
? Merchant ships a "Red Ensign" (also called "Civil Ensign", the actual merchant flag), a red flag with the Union Jack in the upper corner, and
? Service ships carried a "Blue Ensign" (government flag => the actual state flag), a blue flag with the Union Jack in the upper corner.
Since 1865 ships of colonial governments were allowed to fly a Blue Ensign with a badge in the flying end. The respective governments were to provide appropriate bagdes. Merchant vessels and seafaring privateers from colonies may only carry a Red Ensign with badge if permission has been granted by the British Admiralty for the colony to do so.
For British colonies and dependent territories, the badge (or arms) may be displayed in the flying end of the Ensign on a white disc. If this is not the case, the coat of arms is displayed enlarged. There is also the possibility that either only the badge or the complete coat of arms is shown. Both variants are possible.
Anguilla, which has only had its own administration since 1976, has chosen a badge that shows three fish above the water surface.

The national flag of Anguilla is a so named "Blue Ensign", a dark blue flag cloth with a flag depiction ? the British Union Jack ? in the upper corner. The Union Jack adverts to the connexions to Great Britain. It introduced a flag-system in 1864, in which

? war ships show a "White Ensign" (naval flag), a white flag often with uninterrupted red George-cross with the Union Jack in the upper canton of the flag,

? merchant ships show a "Red Ensign" (also named "Civil Ensign" => cilvil flag, the real merchant flag), a red flag with the Union Jack in the upper canton of the flag, and

? governmental ships show a "Blue Ensign" (flag for using by the government => the real state flag), a blue flag with the Union Jack in the upper canton of the flag.

Since 1865 could ships of colonial governments show a Blue Ensign with a badge in the flying end of the flag. The respective governments should design appropriate badges. Merchant ships and seafaring persons from colonies may only then use a Red Ensign with badge, then named Civil Ensign too, if is allowed by the British Admirality for the respective colony.

The depiction of the Badge (respectively coat of arms) in the Flags of British colonies and dependent territories can be made on a white disk in the flying end of the ensign. If this is not the case id the depiction of the coat of arms enlarged. There is even the possibility that then is shown either the blazon or the complete coat of arms. Both variants are possible.

Anguilla, since 1976 with his own government, choosed a badge which shows three fishes over the water surface.

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