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 The BSAC flag was a Union Jack defaced in the centre with a white roundel containing the BSAC logo.
Flag of Southern Rhodesia.svg 1923–1964 Flag of Southern Rhodesia A 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, in the fly.
Flag of Rhodesia (1964).svg 1964–1968 Flag of Southern Rhodesia (1964-1965) and later Rhodesia (1965-1968) A 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 A Green-White-Green vertical 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 A 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 in yellow.

Vice-Regal and Presidential[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Governor of Rhodesia.svg 1924–1951 Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia A Union Jack defaced with the shield from Coat of Arms of Rhodesia in the centre.
Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1951–1965).svg 1951–1965
(de jure 1951-1970)
Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia A St. Edward's Crown in the centre of a navy blue background (in official proportions of 7:9).
Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1951 - 1970).svg 1951–1965
(de jure 1951-1970)
Variant flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia A St. Edward's Crown in the centre of a navy blue background (in manufactured proportions of 1:2).
Personal Flag of the Governor of Southern Rhodesia.svg 1951–1965 Household flag of Governor of Southern Rhodesia A representation of the Zimbabwe Bird in yellow in the centre of a red background. Used as a car flag within the country.
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 A defaced British blue ensign with the lion and tusk from the British South Africa Company Arms in the fly.
Rhodesian Army flag late 1970s.png late 1970s-1980 Flag used by the Rhodesian Army (3rd version) Orange-red-blue horizontal tricolour defaced in the centre with the Rhodesian Army emblem.
Rhodesian Air Force (1970-1979).svg 1970–1979 Flag of the Rhodesian Air Force A Sky blue flag with the Rhodesian flag 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 Zimbabwe Rhodesian Air Force A Sky blue flag with the Zimbabwe Rhodesia flag in the canton and the roundel of the Rhodesian Air Force in the fly.

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