British Virgin Islands Flag

British Virgin Islands Flag

Flag of British Virgin Islands - Description of the British Virgin Islands Flag

As the above picture of the British Virgin Islands Flag indicates the overall background is blue

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the British Virgin Islands flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

The basic style shown in the picture of the British Virgin Islands flag is described as Canton and Emblem - reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape & flag ratio of the British Virgin Islands flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The upper left quarter of the flag is called the Canton and pictures the Union Jack flag of the UK

The right half of the flag is called the Fly and pictures the Virgin Islands coat of arms

The emblem on the British Virgin Islands flag pictures the coat of arms depicting a woman flanked on either side by vertical columns of six oil lamps

Above the emblem is a scroll bearing the Latin word Vigilate which translates as "Be Watchful"

The Meaning & History of the British Virgin Islands Flag - The British Virgin Islands emblem depicts St. Ursula the patron saint of the British Virgin Islands

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