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Colonial Flag (1965-1978)
by Clay Moss, 18 June 2001

see also:

Colonial Badges and Flags

The arms were granted on 21-7-61 and are those used on the President's Flag.
No Red Ensigns (officially).

Defaced UJ:

1875-1940.  Governor.  Leeward Islands' badge.
1940-1960.  Governor.  Windward Islands' badge.
1960-1967.  Administrator.  None recorded.
1967-1978.  Governor.  Full 1961 arms.

Blue Ensign.

1875-1940.  Leeward Islands' badge.
1940-1955.  None recorded.
1955-1965.  Shield that had represented Dominica on the 1909 Leeward Islands' Arms, no white disc.
1965-1978.  Full 1961 Arms, no white disc.

The 1955-65 shield is illustrated in Flags Badges and Arms part I page17a.  A square-rigged three-masted sailing ship on a yellow/green sea, alongside a brown jetty, yellow sky with red sun setting behind green hills.
David Prothero, 27 Febuary 2000

As far I know the badge of Dominica was used on blue ensign before 1890, and probably also on red ensign
Badge: HMS Magnificent in the fortress of Cabrits in Saint Ruperts Bay, Porstmouth. Later. c. 1958 the same badge but in form of shield was used on blue ensign. It was supressed in 9-11-1965 when the arms, granted 21 July 1961 were added to the flag. Seems that the flag was used always without white circle, but seems that the first idea was with white circle.
Jaume Olle', 27 Febuary 2000

Variant (?)

by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 11 September 2000

source: Znamierowski's "The World Encyclopedia of Flags" [zna99]

The Colonial Badge

by Clay Moss, 18 June 2001

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