The Empire to Commonwealth Project

Territories, Protectorates & Mandates

This shows:

  • the flags of British Empire Countries that had Empire flags issued to them (to the far left) along with any previous versions of Empire flags they may have used.
  • the flags of any territories within the country or territories under that country's jurisdiction.
  • the flag of the country today and/or the flag of the country that supervises it (to the far right).

A

 ADEN

/YEMEN

 

AMERICAN COLONIES

/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 
 ANGUILLA

 

 

 ANTARCTIC TERRITORY  
 ANTIGUA

 

 

ASCENSION ISLANDS

  

Ascension Island is administered by St Helena.

B

 BAHAMAS

 

 

  BARBADOS 

 

 Royal Standard 

 BASUTOLAND

/LESOTO

 

 BRITISH BECHUANALAND

/BOTSWANA

 

BRITISH CAMEROONS/ REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON/

Ambazonia

  

  Not yet recognised

 BERMUDA

 

 NORTH BORNEO /MALAYSIA 

  

BRITISH EAST AFRICA

 BRITISH EAST AFRICA 

 Tanganyika

/TANZANIA

 
 Kenya/KENYA 

 Zanzibar

/part of TANZANIA

  

 Witu Protectorate

/part of Kenya

  UGANDA  

B Contd

 

 BRITISH HONDURAS

/BELIZE

BRITISH SOLOMAN ISLANDS

/SOLOMAN ISLANDS

 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 

 BURMA /MYANMAR

 

C

 CAYMAN ISLANDS 

CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION

(See also Nyasaland and Rhodesia)

 

 CEYLON

/SRI LANKA

  /Nyasaland, North & South Rhodesia as part of the Central African Federation

 Maldive Islands

/MALDIVE ISLANDS

  CYPRUS

                                         (North Cyprus - disputed)

   /AKROTIRI & DHEKELIA SOVEREIGN TERRITORY

 

The Akrotiri & Dhekelia Sovereign Territory is still under British Rule.  The Green flag is the 'unofficial' flag of the area.

CHINA SETTLEMENTS

 CHINA

 

  
 HONG KONG /Hong Kong SAR

 

 LIU KUNG HEI 
 SHANGHAI  WEI HAI WAI 

D

 

 DOMINICA

 

                                                                        

F

 FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

 FIJI

 FEDERATED MALAYA See MALAYA (Federated)  

G

 GAMBIA  GIBRALTAR

 

 GILBERT & ELICE ISLANDS 

 GOLD COAST

( Togoland)

GHANA

 

Gilbert Islands

/KIRIBATI

  GRENADA

 

 Elice Islands

/TUVALU

 

 

 BRITISH GUYANA

/GUIANA

 

 Union Islands

(under jurisdiction of Gilbert & Elice Islands)

/TOKELAU

   

H

 HAWAII 

 HELIGOLAND

/GERMANY

 

 HYDERABAD

/INDIA

   

I

BRITISH INDIA

/INDIA, PAKISTAN, HYDERABAD

  

 INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY

 

The US Marines on Deo Garcia created this flag.

Chargossians flag

 IOANIAN ISLANDS  IRELAND

 

 

Northern Ireland part of UK.

J

 JAMAICA

 

 Royal Standard 

K

 KENYA                                                                                

M

 MALAYA (Federated)

  

For Strait Settlements see STRAIT SETTLEMENTS below.

  
 MALTA

 

 Royal Standard 
 MAURITIUS

 

 Royal Standard 

 Seychelles

/SEYCHELLES

  
 MONTSERRAT   

 MOSQUITO COAST

 PROTECTORATE

  Royal Standard 

N

 NEW HEBRIDES

/VANATU

 NIGERIA

 

 NYASALAND & RHODESIA

(See also Central African Federation)

 

 Niger Coast

 Protectorate

 
 NYASALAND  Northern Nigeria 
 North Rhodesia Southern Nigeria 

 Southern Rhodesia

/ZIMBABWE

 

 

Rhodesia was run by BSAC until 1923

 Lagos 

 BRITISH

SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY

 

Flag associated with Cecil Rhodes.

 Oil Rivers

 Protectorate

 
  

  ROYAL

NIGER COMPANY

 

P

 PAPUA See Australia for further information PALESTINE 
 PITCAIRN ISLAND   

S

 SARAWAK

/Sarawak, Malaysia

  SIERRA LEONE

 

 SINGAPORE 

 BRITISH SOMALILAND

/SOMALILAND

 

 SOUTH GEORGIA &

SANDWICH ISLANDS

 

ST HELENA

ISLAND

  
  

/Tristan da Cunha

 
 ST LUCIA ISLAND

 

 ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

 

 THE SUDAN  SWAZILAND 

T

 TANGANYIKA

/TANZANIA

 

 TRISTAN DA

 CUNHA

  

Tristan da Cunha is administered by St. Helena

 ZANZIBAR

/Zanzibar (part of Tanzania)

   
 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO  Royal Standard 
 Trinidad   
 Tobago   (See Windward Isles)

 TRUCIAL STATES

/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

 

U

 UNION ISLANDS (under jurisdiction of Gilbert & Elice Islands)

/TOKELAU

    
 UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN and (1)Ireland and (2) Northern Ireland  Royal Standards

 

As flown in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

As flown in Scotland

The Irish Arms remain on the Royal Standard as Northern Ireland remains with the rest of the United Kingdom of Great Britain as the Queen is still sovereign of Northern Ireland.

 Ireland /Irish Free State

/IRELAND

  
  • The Province of Northern Ireland remains in the union with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, so therefore the Flag of St. Patrick (below) remains on the Union Flag or Union Jack.
  • Because Northern Ireland remains in the Union , The Union Flag remains unchanged despite the Republic of Ireland leaving the the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
 /SEALAND

 

disputed Territory

(formerly HM Roughs Tower)

  

W

 WESTERN SAMOA                                                                                                               

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