Malta is a small island country located in the Mediterranean sea. Since 1800 Malta was considered A British colony and later became the naval base of the British Union. The history of the Maltese flag is connected with the influence of great Britain.
The first flags of Malta
The first official flag of Malta, was adopted in 1875, it was a canvas of rich blue color, in the upper left corner of which there was an image of the flag of great Britain, the figure occupied a quarter of the entire cloth. In the center of the right side was a pattern denoting the coat of arms of the island. During the time, until 1964, the flag was modified three times, but the changes affected only the right side of the flag, where the image of the emblem was changed.
The modern flag
The official flag of Malta is currently a canvas divided into two colors, the left part of the flag is white and the right part is painted bright red. Near the Flagstaff, in the upper left segment is the symbol of the cross of St. George. The George cross is the UK’s highest award and is awarded to civilians. The population of Malta in 1943 was subjected to massive attacks by Spanish fascists. For courage, bravery and fortitude, on 23 December the king of England awarded the highest award to the entire Maltese population