COMMONWEALTH FLAGS AND BUNTING
Originally the members of the Common-
wealth of Nations were the United
Kingdom and its self-governing Dominions.
The term "British Commonwealth" began
to be used after World War I. In 1949 the
name was changed to the Commonwealth
and in 1965 the Commonwealth Secretariat
in London was established. A total of 54
independent countries from all parts of the
world belong to the Commonwealth.
The flag displays the letter "C" (as the
first letter of "Commonwealth") which
encircles a central globe, denoting the
global scope of the organization. The
number of lines forming the letter "C"
does not correspond to the number of