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British Indian Ocean Territory Flag

British Indian Ocean Territory Flag

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Our British Indian Ocean Territory flags are made in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.

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History of the British Indian Ocean Territory Flag

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Trivia
The flag was originally the Flag of the Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Technical Specifications
Adopted8th November 1990
Proportion1:2
DesignA white British Ensign with six blue wavy lines that feature a Union Jack top left and palm free under a St. Edward’s Crown at the centre right.
ColoursPMS – Blue: 281 C, Red: 186 C
Brief History

The semi-official flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory was adopted on 25th anniversary of the territory in 1990. It is thought that the flag was an unofficial design, due to it being a non-traditional flag and was eventually adopted as the flag of the Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The flag is a white British Ensign with six blue wavy lines that feature a Union Jack top left and palm free under a St. Edward’s Crown at the centre right.

Even though the territory is made up of 55 islands, the only inhabited island is Diego Garcia that has a British/American Navy Support Facility; here the flag is flown alongside the flag of the United States of America.

The Coat of Arms of the British Indian Ocean Territory

The Coat of Arms of the British Indian Ocean Territory was adopted alongside the Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory on the 25th anniversary of the territory.

It features a shield with a sun shining on palm tree behind a St. Edward’s Crown in the centre and three white wavy lines depicting the sea. Above is the Union Jack.  At the left of the shield is a hawksbill turtle and at the right is a green turtle both on the sand. Above is a navel crown with a red tower flying the flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory. Underneath the shield is the motto “ LIMURIA IS IN OUR CHARGE/TRUST.” Limuria is the non-existent continent that was thought to be in the Indian Ocean

The Flag of the Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory

The Flag of the Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory feature a white British Ensign with six wavy blue lines with a Palm Tree and St. Edward’s Crown in the centre right.

 

It is also the semi-official flag.

The Flag of the Chargossians Community

The Flag of the Chargossians Community is a recent flag to represent the Chargossians, a non-native group that originated from slaves that were deported from the Chargos Islands to Mauritius in 1973 by the British.  The Chargos Islands are part of the British Indian Ocean Territory.

 

The flag is a horizontal tricolour featuring an orange stripe representing the Chargos plantation, a black stripe representing the struggle of the Chargossians and a light blue stripe that represents the future and the lagoons of Chagos.

The Flag of the Chagossian People’s Navy

Sailors that support the Chargossians claim to the Chargos Islands adopted the Flag of Chagossian People’s Navy in 2007. The flag is a white field that features the emblem of the People’s Navy at the centre.

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