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image by Željko Heimer, 24 February 2001
Governor-General. (3:4) - The flag in the usual pattern for
governor-generals, but in unusual ratio. [smi80] have it 3:4~, Album 2000 [pay00] gives it as pure 3:4. I kind
of hope that the answer to the question would also solve question
why. The image in Album 2000 [pay00]
have the ribbon with country name made so that the ends looks
like "folding out" towards the observer, while the
usual pattern is that they fold "backwards". Such is
shown e.g. in [smi80]. Is this
maybe an error in drawing in Album, or there is some further
My image is based on the image of the crest made by Graham.
Željko Heimer, 24 February 2001
In the photograph (date
unknown) the blue and yellow of the gov-gen's flag seem to be the
standard shade and the blue and yellow of the national flag of
the same shade.
David Prothero, 24 February 2001
The photo look impressive as a proof. Only, the photographs can
be rather deceptive regarding the colours - the flag in background
is distant enough to have their colours distorted by "blue
distance effect". However, the GG flag of Barbados is
already exceptional by it's ratio - so maybe if it is coloured
differently would not be surprise.
An other issue I noticed on the photo - it seems that the ribbon with the country name is considerably smaller then it is shown in our sources.
Željko Heimer, 25 February 2001
It is only a newspaper cutting and perhaps the colours have
been adjusted to conform to a limited palette.
David Prothero, 26 February 2001
According to Politikens Flagbook (translated): "Barbados
also has a Governor Banner, This is the same flag, as the Governor for St. Lucia uses, except, that
the name in the scroll under the king's crown is
'Barbados'." However, we have the Governor (General?) Flag
for Barbados as 3:4, and that of St. Lucia 1:2. Is this an
additional difference, or are they really both 1:2?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 7 October 2001