By sharing our Monarch with 17 other countries, West Floridians participate in a global civilization that encompasses peoples of widely varing conditions from around the world. Through her office and her person the Queen reflects a civilized character that transcends nationalism. This civilzed character preserves and yet reconciles the distinct contributions to the development of West Florida made by our aboriginal peoples, by the French, Spanish, and British settlers, and recently by people of other lands. The Queen is skilled in separating her duties as Queen of the Dominion of British West Florida, Canada, Jamaica, etc., from her role as Queen of the United Kingdom. In the Dominion of British West Florida, as in each of her other Realms, she acts only on the advice of British West Florida advisors.
The Flag of the Dominion of British West Florida pays respect to the Red Ensign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain as it was when it last flew over the British Colony of West Florida in 1783, and the flag of the short lived Republic of West Florida. The Union Jack in the upper left of the flag has the Cross of Saint George in Red (the Cross of England) and the Cross of Saint Andrew in Wite (The Cross of the Scots), on a Blue canton. The Large White Star in the lower field of the flag is symbolic of Sovereign Dominion, and was used by the Republic of West Florida on a Blue Ensign.
This National Flag displays our British Heritage, our efforts to archieve recognition in the past, and demonstrats to the world that we are indeed a Sovereign Realm within the British Commonwealth.
The National Anthem is a version of God Save the Queen.
God save our Gracious Queen,
Long live or noble Queen,
God save the Queen.
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God Save the Queen.
God bless our Native Land!
Firm may she ever stand
Thr' storm and night!
When the wild tempest rave,
Ruler of Wind and Wave
Do Thou our country save
By Thy great might.
The full text is available in the OpenDocument Format or as a pdf file. The music is available as a midi file.
The National Coat of Arms also reflects or British Heritage. It retains the symbols of Her Majesty's "Home Countries" of England, Scotland, and (Northern) Ireland, while adding the Pegasus of the Dominion. The English Lion and the West Florida Pegasus are its Supporters. The words on the Scroll at the base of the Shield and under the Supporters translate to "God and My Right". This reflects the basis of our culture: God, and the Rights of Man must be the firm ground on which the support of our Government stands.
The formal blazon of the arms is as follows:
Quarterly of six, three by two.
1. Gules, three Lions passant guardant in pale Or;
2. Or, a Lion rampant within a Double Tressure flory counter-flory Gules;
3. Azure, a Harp Or, Stringed Argent;
4. Gules, a Pegasus forene' Or;
5. Azure three Fleu-de-Lys Or, impaling Gules, a Tower triple-towered Or;
6. Azure, a drum proper between two Arrows palewise Or, impaling Vert, a Lion Passant Or and on chief wavy Sable a rising Sun Gold.
The Whole of the Shield encircled by the riband of the Order of St. Barnabas, with a Grand Commander's badge pendant.
On a royal helm mantling Or lined Ermine, the Royal Crown proper, thereon a Pegasus Argent, winged, crined, an unguled Or. (On the simpler version of the arms, the Royal Crown alone is used, without the helm, mantling or crest.)
Dexter: A Lion rampant Or;
Sinister: A Pegasus Argent, armed, crined, and unguled Or, and gorged with a coronet, a chain affixed thereto passing between the forelegs, and reflexed over the back Gold.
Dieu et mon Droit - God, and my Right
Her Majesty's Royal Standard is the Arms of the Dominion with Her personal cipher centered.
Her Majesty's Governor-General's Standard is the Crest of the Arms of the Dominion on a Blue Ensign.