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The arms were granted on 21 July 1961 and are those used on
the President's Flag.
No Red Ensigns (officially).
1875-1940. Governor. Leeward Islands' badge.
1940-1960. Governor. Windward Islands' badge.
1960-1967. Administrator. None recorded.
1967-1978. Governor. Full 1961 arms.
1875-1940. Leeward Islands' badge.
1940-1955. None recorded.
1955-1965. Shield that had represented Dominica on the 1909 Leeward Islands' Arms, no white disc.
1965-1978. Full 1961 Arms, no white disc.
The 1955-65 shield is illustrated in Flags Badges and Arms part I page17a. A square-rigged three-masted sailing ship on a yellow/green sea, alongside a brown jetty, yellow sky with red sun setting behind green hills.
David Prothero, 27 Febuary 2000
As far I know the badge of Dominica was used on blue ensign
before 1890, and probably also on red ensign
Badge: HMS Magnificent in the fortress of Cabrits in Saint Ruperts Bay, Porstmouth. Later. c. 1958 the same badge but in form of shield was used on blue ensign. It was supressed on 9 November 1965 when the arms, granted 21 July 1961 were added to the flag. Seems that the flag was used always without white circle, but seems that the first idea was with white circle.
Jaume Ollé, 27 Febuary 2000
by Martin Grieve and eljko Heimer, 18 January 2004 (click here for image in PNG format)
David Prothero sent me a scan of the Badge of Dominica. The
badge appeared on a blue ensign between the years 1955-1965 and
is described above. The badge occupied an imaginary circle whose
diameter was 4/9 the hoist width on the British blue ensign. The
badge also appeared on the Leeward islands badge.
Martin Grieve, 18 January 2004
by Martin Grieve, 18 January 2004
by Clay Moss, 25 June 2005
by Clay Moss, 5 June 2005
by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 11 September 2000
Source: Znamierowski's "The World Encyclopedia
of Flags" [zna99].
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 11 September 2000
by Clay Moss, 28 June 2005
Here's the smaller version of Dominica's defacement. This one
would fit into a 4/9 circle. I believe this is what would have
been used although.
Clay Moss, 28 June 2005
by Clay Moss, 18 June 2001