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3:5 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 August 2010
Blazon: Argent three pallets Gules.
Željko Heimer, 13 November 2002
I found some evidence of flag use by the San Ġiljan Local Council:
Local council's law Rif Minuti 33/K5/07, Art. 6.02, Â§1, says: "Issir laqgħa mal-MSD biex isiru żewġ arbli oħra fil-Pjazza tal-Qalb ta’ Ġesu biex mal-bandiera tal-Kunsill jittellgħu ta’ Malta u ta’ l-Unjoni Ewropea (ara req. sht no. 1811/04-05)"; this seems to indicate that a local council flag is to be hoisted at the local Jesus Heart Square, along with national and European Union flags.
Local council's law Rif Minuti 25/K5/07, Art. 7.05, says: "Ġie deċiż unanimament li s-Sur Carmelo Sciberras jibda jingħata Lm 20.00 kull tlett xhur biex itella’ l-bandiera tal-Kunsill minflokk Lm 12.50. Dan b’effett minn pagament ieħor." also mentions a LC flag.
The fact that the five-striped banner of arms has been on display for long in FotW-ws [8 years to date] and other high visibility sites (such as Wikipedia), may mean that this report is accurate.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 August 2010
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 December 2010Flags of Maltese marching bands and local clubs are mostly complex designs featuring armorial elements and similar ornaments; the national flag and the banners of arms flags of the Local Councils are stark and simple in comparison. The video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGD0H4zjJeo (St. Andrew's day in Ħal Luqa, apparently in 2009) shows a set of still photos featuring mostly the former kind, but a few of the latter stick out: At 0:39-1:02, six stills show a vertically stripped red and white flag, with two six stripes. It is very much like the