The Official Flags of the
of Diego Garcia
Our Battle Flag:
PROPEOPDEMREP BATTLE FLAG: Derived from both the American and the British flags, with the Jack of each sharing the field, symbolizing the friendship of the U.S. and U.K. The stripes represent the unique and separate nations of each. Over the Jack is the map of the Republic. In the field is a death's head representing the loss of hope for all who venture to the Republic. The head is surmounted by a bonnet of tropical flowers representing the tropical beauty of the Republic. The lettering stands for "Diego Garcia" and "Indian Ocean". Beneath are two cutlasses, dripping with blood, representing the contribution of the Citizens of the Republic to maintaining world freedom by destroying the evil twins of Terrorism and Tyranny, and the shedding of the blood of our enemies (on several ocassions to date). The Blue and Gold in the swords represent the official colors of both the US Navy and US Air Force.
Our Civil Ensign:
The Civil Ensign represents the colors of the sea, the sky, and the lush tropical island itself. The four stars in the field represent the Southern Cross, symbolizing the Republic's location South of the Equator.
Show Your Support for the PPDRDG! Click on the flags above to download a bigger version, and Fly It With Pride!
course, we let the Brits think they really run the place, and this is
BIOT Commissioner's Flag:
BIOT Flag - used only by the Commissioner and presented by the Queen in
The Brits also
have their own Coat of Arms for the BIOT, and here it is:
For those who
have had enough of the Brits, here's one for you:
And here's the
official Union Jack, which British People seem to enjoy
wearing as an article of clothing (but looking at these pictures, I'm not complaining):
Not to be outdone, these Yankee
sport their flags as well...
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GO TO THE FLAG GIRL PAGE!
Other Countries have played a role in the development of the PPDRDG, and here are their flags:
The National Flag of the Philippines
The Mauritius Civil Ensign
And we can't forget the Australians, who so ably defended our Republic from the Afghani Air Force during Enduring Freedom!
And for those
of you who contributed to the bombing campaigns from 2001 - 2006,
here are the official "colors" for the Diego Garcia Chapter of the Yankee Air Pirates.
This is about 2000 x 2000 pixels, so you can download it, take it to your local speed shop,
and have it made into a sticker for the back window of your truck!
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