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image by Graham Bartram, 12 April 1999
Her Majesty's personal flag for Jamaica follows the normal
pattern of the arms of the country as a banner with a blue circle
in the centre, surrounded by a circlet of gold roses. In the
centre is a large crowned letter E.
Graham Bartram, 12 April 1999
Photo of the flag of HRH The Queen of Jamaica, used on a vehicle
Željko Heimer, 23 February 2002
According to [pay00] - Royal
Standard (1:2) - Following the standard British pattern, the
banner of arms with the royal cypher in blue disk bordered with
golden rose garland. [smi82] give
this flag proportion as approximately 4:7~.
Željko Heimer, 26 February 2002
The coat of arms which Jamaica still uses was first granted in
1661. Adjustments to the achievement in areas outside the shield
were made in 1957 and 1962, but the shield (the coat of arms
proper) is unaltered. It can be blazoned: Argent, upon a
cross gules four pineapples or. Instead of the wording
"a cross gules", one could also write "St George's
cross". Of all the royal flags (except the so-called Royal
Standard), the one for Jamaica is probably based on the oldest
coat of arms. And since the Royal Standard in its current form is
post-Napoleonic, it could even be said that the Jamaican one is
Mike Oettle, 24 April 2002
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