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The Fiji islands were an independent member of the commonwealth until their withdrawal, following the military coup of Sitivene Rambuka in 1987. The flag, adopted in 1970, has survived Fiji's cession to the UK, the regaining of independence and, in 1987, the departure of the nation from the Commonwealth.
The flag reflects the islands' long association with Britain, although the ensign is a paler blue than is customary, to distinguish it more clearly from the flags of New Zealand and Australia. The flag also bears the shield of the coat of arms. The central device on the shield is the cross of St George separating local agricultural products (sugar cane, coconuts and bananas) and a flying dove carrying a breadfruit leaf. On the upper part of the shield is the British lion with a coconut between its paws.BUY NOW