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by Samuel Lockton, 9 Oct 2002
I spoke to Grace Ibingira (God rest his soul) and he told me he designed
the Ugandan flag (he was first and foremost an artist). It was the second
of two designs.
Tomas Zamudio, 25 Feb 2003
Do you mean that the current central roundel of the Uganda flag was
in the fly of a blue (or red?) ensign as the local colony flag?
António Martins, 24 Oct 1999
I'm not sure if it was the exact same design, but there's no reason
why it wouldn't have been. Smith says the crested crane "first appeared
in the colonial badge of Uganda under British rule", and Crampton simply
says (in talking about the origins of the coat of arms) that the crane
was the former flag-badge.
Dylan Crawfoot, 25 Oct 1999
During Uganda's turbulent recent history, the national flag has remained
Stuart Notholt, 15 Sep 1996
Uganda in Album2000: National Flag.
Six striped flag of black-yellow-red-black-yellow-red with a crested crane in full colours in a white disk in the middle.
BTW, is the disk diameter equal to two stripes width? Or is it just a bit smaller then it?
BTW2, what's used as the naval jack?
Zeljko Heimer, 29 Aug 2002
<cra90> and several other books, as
well as the Shipmate flagchart2000 have it slightly smaller, so the disk
does not touch the yellow stripes. The DK book has the disk even smaller,
but that may be for educational purposes. In other words: the image of
the Ugandan national flag does need a small correction IMO, after over
6 years of faithful service!
Jarig Bakker, 5 Sep 2002
On Graham Bartram's website
is the Ugandan national flag with the usual proportions, but the disk is
not touching the yellow stripes. Moreover there is a big cut-out of the
Jarig Bakker, 9 Oct 2002
Ugandan flag (Mar 1962 - 9 Oct 1962 (Provisional) The flag was
adopted by the ruling party as national, and was hoisted
unofficially. But the Congres Party won the elections, and a new design (based on their colors) was adopted and is the current national flag.