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 fly 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 had 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.

That's what ChatGPT knows about the flag of Anguilla

This is what an AI says about the Anguillan flag
The flag of Anguilla consists of a blue background with a white curved bar on it. The bar symbolizes the bridge that connects Anguilla with the rest of the world. It is also a symbol of the freedom that the island has gained since its independence in 1980. The red star in the upper left corner of the flag symbolizes the hope for a better future for Anguilla.
This is what an AI knows about the history of the Anguillan flag
The flag of Anguilla was first used in 1967, when the country became an autonomous region within the British Overseas Territory. It consists of a white background with a blue wave pattern, reminiscent of the Caribbean and the proximity to the British Virgin Islands. In the center is a red symbol representing an ear of corn pig, symbolizing the country's peasantry and agriculture.
This is how an AI describes the Anguillan flag
The national flag of Anguilla is a triangle with a white background and a blue border. In the center is a red triangle surrounded by a golden sun wheel. In the center of the sun wheel is a blue shield with a golden cross on it. The shield is surrounded by a golden band represented by a red rose on the left side. At the top of the flag there is a white crescent moon.

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