List of Rhodesian flags

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This is a list of flags used in Southern Rhodesia between 1890 and 1964 and Rhodesia between 1964 and 1979. The evolution of Southern Rhodesia from a British South African Company concern, to a British Colony, then to a member of a Federal Government, then to a self-declared state is evident by the different flags used.

For flags after these dates see Flags of Zimbabwe.

National Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of BSAC edit.svg 1890–1923 Flag of the British South Africa Company Based on the British Union Flag (commonly referred to as the Union Jack). The BSAC logo in the center of the Union Jack.
Flag of Southern Rhodesia.svg 1923–1964 Flag of Southern Rhodesia Defaced British blue ensign with the shield from the Southern Rhodesian Coat of Arms in the fly.
Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.svg 1953–1963 Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (also known as the Central African Federation) A defaced British blue ensign with a shield from the Federal Arms showing the amalgamation of Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, and Nyasaland
Flag of Rhodesia (1964).svg 1964–1968 Flag of Southern Rhodesia (1964-1965) and later Rhodesia (1965-1968) Sky Blue British ensign with the shield from the Rhodesian Coat of Arms in the fly.
Flag of Rhodesia.svg 1968–1979 Flag of Rhodesia Green-White-Green tricolour with the full Coat of Arms of Rhodesia in the centre of the white panel.
Flag of Zimbabwe Rhodesia.svg 1979 Flag of Zimbabwe Rhodesia Red-White-Green horizontal tricolour with a black vertical stripe, fimbriated in white at the hoist, defaced with a representation of the Zimbabwe Bird in the canton.

Vice-Regal and Presidential[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Governor of Rhodesia.svg 1923–1970
1979–1980
Flag of the
Governor of Southern Rhodesia
A Union Jack with the full Coat of Arms of Rhodesia in the centre
Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1951–1965).svg 1951–1965 Flag of the
Governor of Southern Rhodesia
St. Edward's Crown on a navy background
Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1951 - 1970).svg 1951–1970 Variant flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia St. Edward's Crown on a navy background
Personal Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia.svg 1951–1965 House hold flag of Governor of Southern Rhodesia Zimbabwe bird on a red background
Flag of the President of Rhodesia.svg 1970–1979 Flag of the
President of Rhodesia
A Sky-blue flag with the full Coat of Arms of Rhodesia in the centre

Military Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
BSAC Blue ensign.svg c. 1890–1923 British South Africa Company Blue Ensign Defaced blue ensign with the British South Africa Company lion and tusk in the fly
Rhodesian Army flag late 1970s.png late 1970s Flag used by the Rhodesian Army (3rd version) Orange-red-blue horizontal tricolour defaced by a centrally-placed Rhodesian Army shield
Rhodesian Air Force (1970-1979).svg 1970–1979 Flag of the Rhodesian Air Force Sky blue flag with the Flag of Rhodesia in the canton and the roundel of the Rhodesian Air Force in the fly
Flag of the Zimbabwe Rhodesia Air Force 1979-1980.svg 1979–1980 Flag of the Rhodesian Air Force Sky blue flag with the Flag of Zimbabwe Rhodesia in the canton and the roundel of the Rhodesian Air Force in the fly

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