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[Pre-independence flag of Belize] image by Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996

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Pre-independence Flag

This is the unofficial flag that was used on land. It was adopted on February 2 1950. For a more detailed description of the flag, see the page about the current Belize flag since it's relatively the same.
Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996

According to W. Crampton in Flags of the World (1978) [cra81a], the flag, for local use on land only, was introduced in 1967.  British Honduras had achieved internal self-government in 1964 and the land flag was probably introduced in recognition of the fact that full independence had to be delayed until Guatemala's claim to the country had been resolved.
David Prothero, 5 March 2001

Some years ago I received information from the government of Belize. The flag for local use on land was "presented" on 2 February 1950. A picture of the flag accompanied the communication, and in reverse were printed same indications.
Jaume Ollé, 12 March 2001

Detail of Arms

[Pre-independence flag of Belize]

Pre-independence Civil Flag

[Civil flag] image by Mark Sensen, 1 September 1997

This is the civilian flag that was used during the same time period as the previous flag.
Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996

The pre-independence unofficial flag had a variation with just empty disk for use as civil flag if the intricate flag was unavailable. Is there now such variation with red stripes added?
Željko Heimer, 4 March 2001