The Flag of The Cayman Islands

The flag of the Cayman Islands is a British Blue Ensign with the Union Jack in the canton and the coat of arms of the Cayman Islands in the fly. The coat of arms includes a shield, a crested helm, and the motto. On the shield, three green stars representing the islands are set in a blue and white wavy design, symbolizing the sea. Above the shield, there is a golden lion on a red field. The flag's design reflects the islands' British colonial history and its maritime culture.

The Flag of The Cayman Islands

History

The Cayman Islands' flag was officially adopted on May 14, 1958, following the islands' designation as a separate Crown colony in 1959, previously being a dependency of Jamaica. Before this, the islands used the flag of Jamaica. The flag has undergone minor modifications since its initial adoption, particularly in the coat of arms to more accurately reflect the islands’ identity and heritage. The most recent adjustment was made in 1999, which included a detailed specification of the coat of arms to ensure consistency in its depiction. The flag symbolizes the Cayman Islands' political ties to Britain, as well as its own unique identity distinguished by the maritime and tropical elements represented in the coat of arms.