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Governor's Flag 1943-1964 (Malta)

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[Governor's Flag 1943-1964 (Malta)] 1:2
by Željko Heimer and Jaume Olé

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The third badge was a white/red flat top shield with George Cross on blue canton. On a white circle surrounded by a garland on the Union Flag of the Governor. Source: List of colonial badges in the 1965 amendment to Flags of All Nations B.R. 20(1) [hms55].

David Prothero, 7 February 2000

Until when was this blue ensign used? I would have guessed until 1964 (Maltese independence), but then how does it appear on a 1965 amendment? Maybe the amendment was published 1964 but prepared early in 1964 when independence was not yet clearly envisaged?

Santiago Dotor, 15 December 2000

The defaced Union Flag would have been in use until 1964. On independence the Governor was replaced by a Governor General (crest on blue flag) until 1974 when Malta became a republic. (...) I had not noticed that the amendment date was after the flag had been discontinued. It was a general amendment listing whether or not badges were displayed on a white disc. As you supposed, an amendment that needed amending.

David Prothero, 15 December 2000

This is a scan of the arms/badge shown in Strickland 1992 [str92]. The dexter should be white, the sinister red, the canton blue and the George Cross white.

David Prothero, 4 March 2001