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Ascension Island Flag Anniversary to be Marked in Ascension

17 May 2023

Council, Press Release

The Ascension Island flag, as for other Overseas Territories, is the Blue Ensign adorned with the Coat of Arms for Ascension Island. Ascension’s Coat of Arms, which was approved by Her Majesty in May 2012, shows important symbols from the Territory, including a shield emblazoned with the Green Mountain that dominates the skyline, together with three Wideawake Birds, secured by two Green Turtles.

Both the design of the Coat of Arms and the flag emerged from an extensive public consultation exercise on Ascension in 2012. Ascension Island had previously flown only the Union Flag on Island and on state occasions.

The Ascension Island Flag was first raised on Saturday 11 May 2013 during Ascension Day Celebrations. To mark the 10-year anniversary of the flag a small ceremony will take place at 12:00 on Thursday 18 May 2023 at the Flag Pole outside of the AIG Admin Building in Georgetown. All are invited and welcome to attend.


[Image from left to right: Brian (Dutch) Lawrence, Douglas (Augie) Augustus and Mervyn Isaac]