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by Jaume Ollé
The flag of Melilla is blue with the arms of the town in the middle. In use since 14 March 1995.
Pascal Vagnat, 22 February 1996
Yesterday evening there was a documentary (...) filmed mostly in the Spanish town of Melilla (...). The interesting thing is that the flag of Melilla had a very light shade of blue, akin' to the shade in the Bavarian flag. So I took the coat-of-arms from the image by Jaume Ollé and placed it on a light blue field. Are there any official specs for this flag?
Jorge Candeias, 21 October 1999
by Jorge Candeias
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by Mark Sensen
In Info-Bulletin no.89 I found this:
Arms of Melilla:
Light blue shield with two baskets [cauldrons] (chequered red-gold), from where black snakes crawl out. The border shows the arms of Castile and Leon (a golden castle on red and a purple lion on silver). Above the shield a golden crown with a golden tower on which a knight in white clothes and a sword is standing. On his chest a red cross. Further it shows a white ribbon with the motto: Praeferre Patriam Liber Parentem. Between crown and shield (in black) the name of the city. On both sides of the shield two pillars of Hercules, on those pillars in red: Non Plus Ultra. Below the shield a green dragon.
Mark Sensen, 26 September 1995