The Flag of Anguilla

The flag of Anguilla consists of a Blue Ensign with the Union Jack in the canton, and the coat of arms of Anguilla in the fly. The coat of arms features three orange dolphins in a circular formation on a white background, symbolizing endurance, unity, and strength. The blue background represents the Caribbean Sea.

The Flag of Anguilla

History

Anguilla's flag was officially adopted on May 30, 1990. The island had previously used a similar flag but without the coat of arms. The introduction of the coat of arms in the flag design was a step towards asserting the island's distinct identity. The history of the flag is intertwined with Anguilla's colonial past and its path towards self-determination. The choice of the dolphins in the coat of arms, a design granted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1967, reflects the peaceful nature and maritime culture of Anguilla. The flag symbolizes the island's aspirations, its connection to the British Commonwealth, and its pride in its unique heritage.