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Flag of Saint Helena
Flag of the Governor of Saint Helena
The former flag, in use from 1874 to 1984

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha is a British Overseas Territory in the south Atlantic Ocean. Each of the three parts of the territory flies a different flag.

The Flag of Saint Helena was adopted on October 4, 1984. It is a defaced Blue Ensign, i.e., blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Saint Helena shield centred on the outer half of the flag. The coat of arms of Saint Helena features a rocky coastline and three-masted sailing ship, with a Saint Helena Plover atop. Prior to the adoption of the current coat of arms and flag in 1984, the flag and shield showed the ship and coastal scene taken from the colonial seal of the colony.

The Flag is not used in the dependencies of Saint Helena. Tristan da Cunha, adopted its own flag in October 2002. Ascension Island currently uses the Union Flag but is in the process of adopting its own flag.

Ships registered in Saint Helena fly the Red Ensign; there is no defaced variant for the territory.[1]

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