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Grenada national flag
image by Graham Bertram and Željko Heimer, 18 Oct 2001


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Symbolism and usage

According to the first of these three videos, made by PALS (Presentation Association for Life and Service) of PBC, at 06:10, the flag was assigned on December 6, 1973, the same day as the Coat of Arms. It was chosen by a Subcommittee of the Grenada Independence Celebrations Committe. It was designed by artist Anthony C. George (Source: Wikipedia).
Esteban Rivera, 06 Apr 2011

There is a nutmeg in the hoist — nutmeg is a big crop there. The seven stars stand for the seven parishes.
Roy Stilling and David Kendall, 01 Oct 1996

The nutmeg kernel is red rather than black.
Graham Bartram, 04 Nov 1998

The yellow star on a red disc stands for the Borough of St George’s, Grenada’s capital, and the other six stars stand for the remaining six parishes [St. Andrew, St. David, St. John, St. Mark, St. Patrick, and the Grenadines]. In the official interpretation, the red stands for courage and vitality, the yellow for wisdom and warmth, and the green for vegetation and agriculture.
Ivan Sache, 31 Jan 2000, quoting from [rya97]

The Grenadines consist of two groups, the Northern and the Southern Grenadines; the latter belong to Grenada, among which are Carriacou, Petite Martinique, Diamind island, Ronde island, Les Tantes, Caille island, London Bridge island, The Sisters, Green island, Bird island. In total there are c. 600 Grenadines. 34,5 sq. km. belong to Grenada; 45,3 sq. km. to St. Vincent. (source: Fischer Weltalmanach 2000)
Jarig Bakker, 03 Feb 2000

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National Flag at the London 2012 Olympics

The protocol manual for the London 2012 Olympics (Flags and Anthems Manual London 2012 [loc12]) provides recommendations for national flag designs. Each NOC was sent an image of the flag, including the PMS shades, for their approval by LOCOG. Once this was obtained, LOCOG produced a 60 x 90 cm version of the flag for further approval. So, while these specs may not be the official, government, version of each flag, they are certainly what the NOC believed the flag to be.
For Grenada: PMS 032 red, 109 yellow, 355 green. The vertical flag is simply the horizontal version turned 90 degrees clockwise.
Ian Sumner, 10 October 2012


Construction details

Grenada national flag
image by Graham Bertram and Željko Heimer, 18 Oct 2001

The Album 2000 [pay00] says «CSW/--- 3:5» and give these values.
Željko Heimer, 18 Oct 2001

Is the ratio (border width):(flag height) really different on each flag?

Santiago Dotor, 19 Oct 2001

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National Coat of Arms

According to the first of these three videos, made by PALS (Presentation Association for Life and Service) of PBC, at 01:50, the Coat of Arms was granted by [British] Royal Warrant, December 6, 1973. (Sources are mainly WikiPedia and FOTW.)
Esteban Rivera, 06 Apr 2011

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Governor-General

Governor-General flag
image by Željko Heimer, 18 Oct 2001

According to the first of these three videos, made by PALS (Presentation Association for Life and Service) of PBC, at 08:30, this flag/office emerged after the Balfour Declaration of 1926 (sourced to Wikipedia).
Esteban Rivera, 06 Apr 2011

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Royal Grenada Police Force

Royal Grenada Police Force
image by Hemendra Bhola, 15 Jan 2011

According to this site, the central portion of the Royal Grenadian Police badge is exactly the same as the colonial badge… right down to the badge and web site having the same motto.
Paige Herring, 22 Nov 2003

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No Air Force symbols

According to [cos98], then in 1983 the People’s Revolutionary Air Wing was formed but was dissolved this year following the American invation. No markings were used. Since then Grenada does’t have an air force of any kind.
Dov Gutterman, 16 Jun 2004

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Storm flag signals

red pierced black
pierced black
image by Antonio Martins, 15 Aug 1999

red pennant
red pennant
image by Antonio Martins, 15 Aug 1999

According to the WMO book [c9h07] (online), Grenada uses a signal flag set closely resembling US use:

  • 41a (double set of red pierced black): «Winds above 63 kt».
  • 40a (red pierced black) is «Winds 34-63 kt».
  • 56a (red pennant): «Winds 28-33 kt.»

To recall, US use (no longer official) is described here.
Jan Mertens
, 09 November 20078