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by Adrian Strickland
The Heraldry and Vexillology Society of Malta (HAVSOM) Flag is based on the national flag of Malta, with a counterchanged 'pile' or 'V' to indicate vexillology. Upon the V is a counterchanged shield, with a 'George Cross' which ends up as the national shield of arms of Malta, to indicate the interest in heraldry. Since the use of the George Cross is restricted by law, the Society had to obtain official permission from the Prime Minister of Malta to be able to reproduce this on our insignia. This approval was granted in February 1997.
Membership in the Society entitles members to attend the monthly functions, usually a visit to a vexillological or heraldic site, to attend lectures on Heraldry and Vexillology at Malta University and to the journal of the Society. Full details can be obtained from Adrian Strickland.
Adrian Strickland, 12 June 1997