St Helena Government (SHG) has today, Monday 29 April, adopted an updated version of the Coat of Arms as agreed by Executive Council on 26 March 2019.

This updated Coat of Arms will now be used by SHG and its wholly owned entities on all official material.

The Shield

The Shield within the Coat of Arms is featured on the St Helena Flag.  Going forward the St Helena Flag will reflect the updated Shield.

The flexibility for the use of the Shield is much greater than for the Coat of Arms used by SHG.  The Shield can be used on souvenirs, other products, websites, and for promoting St Helena generally.

All businesses who reproduce the St Helena Flag and the Shield on souvenirs will be notified of the change which they should adopt going forward. High resolution copies of the Shield are available from the SHG Press Office.

Notes for Editors

The current design of the Coat of Arms was published in the St Helena Government Gazette of January 1984.

Over time, the design on the Shield has become distorted and as a result of concerns raised by members of the public over the years, particularly in relation to the depiction of the St Helena Wirebird, the College of Arms in London was asked to produce a new painting of the St Helena Coat of Arms at a cost of just under £1000 to address these concerns.  The new painting which can be digitally produced, also depicts the true colours agreed in the 1984 Gazette.

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29 April 2019



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