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Flag of Queen Elizabeth II in Jamaica

Last modified: 2012-01-20 by zoltán horváth
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image by Graham Bartram, 12 April 1999


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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 at <http://www.jdfmil.org/>.
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 oldest.
Mike Oettle, 24 April 2002


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