Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands


Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Infobox flag
Name = South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Nickname = Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Use =
Proportion = 1:2
Adoption = Between 1999 - 2002
Design = Blue ensign with the coat-of-arms of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in the fly.|

The Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands was granted on 3 October 1985, when the Territory was created. Previously the Territory was a part of the Falkland Islands Dependency and used the same flag.

The flag is a blue ensign, with the Union Flag in the canton, defaced with the coat-of-arms. The flag flies over the main government settlements on South Georgia Island, and the scientific bases of the British Antarctic Survey. The original flag had a smaller version of the coat-of-arms displayed in a white disc, but this was changed to the current flag between 1999 and 2002.

There is also a flag to represent the Civil Commissioner of the Territory, a Union Flag defaced with the coat-of-arms. As the Civil Commissioner is also the Governor of the Falkland Islands, the flag is only in use when the Commissioner visits the Territory. The original version of the commissioner's flag just displayed the shield-of-arms, it was changed in 1999.

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* List of British flags



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