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Unidentified Green Ensign (Solomon Islands)

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[Green Ensign (Solomon Islands)] 1:2
by Željko Heimer

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Browsing through Pedersen 1979, I noticed a strange ensign for the Solomon Islands a green ensign. There is a black and white picture with colour hatchings. The flag has the Solomon Islands flag in the canton of a green field that also has a narrow yellow cross throughout. Pedersen 1979 noted that the exact use of these ensigns were not known. I have not seen this green ensign in any other flag books. Does this mean it did never exist or what?

Jan Oskar Engene, 20 April 1997

This might be some kind of customs service or border guard ensign. This is of course only a speculation.

Željko Heimer, 24 April 1997 and 20 May 2000

Barraclough and Crampton 1981 states in p. 242, "there is also a Green Ensign whose use has not yet been determined".

Roy Stilling, 22 May 2000

In Željko Heimer's drawing the green ensign seems [to] have too narrow a cross. I believe that [it] is a bit wider (as the yellow diagonal band in the national flag).

Jaume Ollé, 28 May 2000

I guess it might be so. It may also be of the same size as the cross in the white ensign. But that does not solve the real question what is that green ensign? When it was introduced and is it still in use?

Željko Heimer, 4 June 2000