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Jamaica Flag

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Our Jamaica 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.

I received the flags on time they are great, as well as, my superiors were all pleased. Thank you so, so much.
Paulett Bartlett, King's House, Jamaica

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History of the Jamaica Flag

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Trivia
The flag was chosen from a national competition.
Technical Specifications
Adopted6th August 1962
Proportion1:2
DesignTwo black and two green triangles separated by a yellow satire.
Colours
PMSGreen:355Yellow:115
Brief History

During the Spanish Colonisation of Jamaica from 1510 to 1655 the Cross of Burgundy was flown. Once the British took control in 1655 the Union flag was used. It featured a white field with the cross of St George over the cross of St Andrew.

The updated Union Flag with the cross of Saint Patrick was adopted in 1801.  It wasn’t until 1875 Jamaica would receive a British Blue Ensign with a badge. The Jamaica badge design featured a gold-bordered oval saint George’s cross with pineapples and a crown and alligator on top.

In 1906 the badge design was changed. The oval became a shield and the helmet removed. An indigenous woman with fruit on the left and a male with a bow and arrow on the right was added with a banner stating “INDVS VTERQVE SERVIET VNI” underneath. In 1957 a golden crown was added to the badge .

In 1958 Jamaica joined Tobago, Barbados and other British Colonies to create the West Indies Federation. The Flag of the West Indies Federation was a blue field with yellow disk and four white wavy lines representing the sun shining on the waves.

In 1962 the motto on the banner of the Flag of British Jamaica was changed to “OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE”.

Independence was granted in 1962 and a competition was held to choose a flag for Jamaica.

The flag chosen featured two black and two green triangles separated by a yellow satire.

The colours are Pan-African and represent the green land, black strength and golden sunshine.

The flag is said to reflect that “Hardships there are but the land is green and the sun shineth”.

The Coat of Arms of Jamaica

The Coat of Arms of Jamaica was adopted in 1962. It features a shield made up of a saint George’s cross and pineapples with an indigenous woman with fruit on the left and a male with a bow and arrow on the right. Above is a gold helmet and green alligator and below is a white banner stating “Out OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE”.

The Historical Badges of Jamaica

The badge of Jamaica has evolved over time.

In 1875 the badge featured a gold-bordered oval saint George’s cross and pineapples with a crown and alligator on top.

In 1906 the helmet was removed and an indigenous woman with fruit on the left and a male with a bow and arrow on the right. With a banner stating “INDVS VTERQVE SERVIET VNI” underneath. In 1957 a golden crown was added.

A golden crown was added to the badge in 1957 and in 1962 the banner was made gold and slogan changed to English station “OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE”.

The Royal Standard of Jamaica

The Royal Standard of Jamaica was adopted in 1962. It is the personal flag of Queen Elizabeth II. It features a white field with a St George’s Cross with pineapples and the Queens personal monogram in the centre.

The Flag of the Governor-General of Jamaica

The Flag of the Governor-General of Jamaica was adopted in 1962. It features a dark blue field with a crown in the centre. Above the crown is a golden crowned lion and below is a banner with “Jamaica”.

The Military Flags of the Jamaica

The Ensign of the Jamaican Navy is a red cross on a white field with the flag of Jamaica in the top left corner. The Roundel of Jamaica Defence Air Force is a disc made up of black, yellow, green circles.

The Historical Flags of the Governor of Jamaica

The flags of the Governor of Jamaica were a union jack defaced by a laurel bordered badge of Jamaica. Here are the examples below.

The Proposed Flags of Jamaica

There was a national competition to design the flag of Jamaica with Pan-African colours. Here are two examples of the proposed designs for the flag.

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I received the flags on time they are great, as well as, my superiors were all pleased. Thank you so, so much.
Paulett Bartlett, King's House, Jamaica

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