National Flag of Guernsey

Country: Bailiwick of Guernsey

Proportion: 2:3

Guernsey Flag Description:
The flag of Guernsey consists of a white base with a red St. George's Cross (flag of England) in the middle of it. Inside the red cross lies a smaller, gold cross.

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Guernsey Flag Meaning:
The St George's Cross represents Guernsey's ties with England. The Gold cross represents Duke William of Normandy, who used a cross like this on his flag in the Battle of Hastings.

Guernsey Flag History:
The current Guernsey flag was adopted on April 30 1985 when the gold cross was added to distinguish the Guernsey flag from the flag of England. Guernsey is a British Crown dependency and a member of the Channel Islands. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. And many people from Guernsey were deported into German camps.

Interesting Guernsey Flag Facts:
Guernsey's previous flag was just the St. George's Cross. Guernsey was permitted to use the St. George's Cross it in 1936 as its state flag.

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