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According to Carr [car61], this flag
«shows a brown elephant standing in front of a palm-tree between green
mountains. »…« When this badge appears on the Union Flag it
is surrounded by the garland, while on the Blue Ensign it has no garland.
Before the Gold Coast became the self-governing dominion of Ghana on March
6th, 1957, its badge »…« bore the initials "G.C."
It was displayed on the Union Flag and the Blue Ensign in like
Jarig Bakker, 25 September 2000
The none-too imaginative British had the same badge for all their
minor West African possessions: Identical
flags were granted to Gambia and
differing only by having the initials
"G." and "S.L.", instead
Josh Fruhlinger, 13 February 1996
Gold Coast and Gambia were granted arms
in 1957 and 1964 respectively, in preparation for independence. The
"GC" elephant badge was used in 1877-1957.
David Prothero, 20 September 2000 and 26 September 2000
Barraclough [bar71] writes that Ghana
became the self-governing dominion of Ghana on 6 March 1957, and I assume
that the GG flag was granted that date.
The caption was "GHANA".
Jarig Bakker, 02 January 2002