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Malta Flag

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Our digitally printed Malta flags are made to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Manufactured to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole. Free Delivery is now offered on all flags.

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History of the Malta Flag

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History of the Malta Flag

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Trivia
It has been said the inspiration of the flag comes from the British Colonial red and white shield.
Technical Specifications
Adopted21st September 1964
Proportion2:3
DesignA white and red vertical bicolour with the Saint George Cross outlined in red on the top right hand side. Inside the cross is a design of Saint George and the Dragon.
ColoursPMS – Grey: 430, Grey: 432, RED: 186
Brief History

The first known modern flag of Malta is the Maltese Civil Flag, which was used unofficially between 1091 up to 1943. From 1530 the flag of Order of Saint John was often seen, as it was the Sovereign Military order of Malta. When Napoleon conquered Malta in 1798 and was ruled under the French Flag. This rule lasted only two years, when the Maltese asked for British help in 1800 to remove the French garrison.

Malta agreed to temporarily join the British Empire and took the flag of Great Britain and Ireland. The British broke original the two-year agreement and refused to leave. Malta It remained a British Colony until a referendum in 1964 saw its independence. During this time the British Malta Ensign would change five times.

Once it gained independence they used a version of the unofficial Malta Civil Flag that had been flown by some since 1943 as their national flag. This new modern flag had the blue cannon removed under the George Cross to make it less prominent.

A new civil ensign was chosen as well that features a red square with white border with a white Maltese cross in the centre. The Military ensign is currently the same as the state flag and the Naval Jack is the George Cross in a white square on a plain red square featuring white Maltese cross in each corner.

Presidential Standard of Malta

There has been A Presidential Standard of Malta since 1988.

It features a dark blue field with the Coat of Arms of Malta in the centre and a golden Maltese cross in each corner.

The Coat of Arms of Malta

The current Coat of Arms was brought in the same time as the Presidential Standard.

It features a crowned shield that contains the National flag surrounded by two branches, one olive and one palm. The crown is made up of eight turrets and a sally port.  Underneath is a white ribbon with the word REPUBBLIKA TA’ MALTA.

Historical Flags of British Malta

There have been various British Malta State ensigns prior to Independence in 1964. All feature a Union Jack in the top right hand corner. The first Ensign in 1914 featured a red field with a white cross. From 1875 onwards the ensigns had a dark blue field with a red and white shield on the right hand side.

There were three Governor’s Flags from 1875 to 1964, each featuring the Union flag with a different badge in the centre.

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