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State Ensign 1875-c.1898 (Malta)

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[State Ensign 1875-c.1898 (Malta)] 1:2 image by Željko Heimer and Jaume Ollé

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The flag from 1875 to c.1898 had a different badge.
Jaume Ollé
, 6 February 2000

The first badge was a white Maltese cross on white/red panel framed with ginger-bread. I would be interested to know the source of the date when this badge was replaced (1898). I assumed a date of about 1905 because there is a letter, noting that the Maltese badge needs to be changed, amongst the documents used in the preparation of the 1907 edition of the Admiralty Flag Book (Source: ADM 116/1064A) i.e. the badge was not amended in the 1889 edition. That could have been an over-sight.
David Prothero
, 7 February 2000

This badge does not need to have been on a white disc, but since the badge that replaced it was at first unnecessarily on a white disc, it seems reasonable to assume that its predecessor was also on a white disc.
David Prothero
, 2 June 2002