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Travel Bug Dog Tag Flag of Malta TB

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Released:
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Bonus - Betzinger Runde

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This trackable is unusual for its survivorship. In the years 2010 to the present, collections of 100 to 400 travel bugs have been annually released in the United States (95%) and Europe (5%). This travel bug is part of the mere three percent of the 2010-14 releases that had been retrieved and dropped off at least 25 times and had been active for at least five years before going missing.  As of 9-Mar-19, this particular TB had been moved by 43 cachers and had been in circulation for 6.9 years (2511 days).

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Photos in the travel bug logs are appreciated.  I will be re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

Malta

Patch of flag of Malta.  The Flag of Malta is a basic bi-color, with white in the hoist and red in the fly: colors from the blazon of the arms of Malta. Tradition states that the colors of the flag were given to Malta by Count Roger of Sicily, in 1091. The banner of Count Roger was a checkered red and white flag and he gave a set from this banner.  A key stronghold during the Crusades, much of the heraldry of Malta is influenced by the colors and devices of the Knights of Malta. Their badge was the characteristic Maltese cross, and their arms were a white cross on a red field. From these colors came the red and white shield that was used during Malta's colonial period.  
 
In the upper hoist corner (in the canton of the white field) is the George Cross (showing a design of St. George and the Dragon), outlined in red, with the motto "For Gallantry" encircling the cross.  The honor was awarded in 1942 by King George VI to the entire Maltese population, for their exceptional bravery and gallantry during World War II.  In 1964, the blue canton on which the cross was originally placed was replaced by a red fimbriation.  This flag was adopted upon Malta's being granted dominion status within the British Empire, on 21 September 1964. The dominion of Malta existed until 1971 when Malta became a republic, although the flag remained the same. The Maltese national flag is unique in bearing a decoration from another country, in this case the United Kingdom and this raised controversy in the years following Malta's independence.

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Tracking History (28990.5mi) View Map

Dropped Off 03/09/2019 usr0815 placed it in Bonus - Betzinger Runde Baden-Württemberg, Germany - .74 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/09/2019 usr0815 took it to [WIR-R1-006] Blick auf die alte Fabrik Baden-Württemberg, Germany - .16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/09/2019 usr0815 took it to [WIR-R1-007] Hier steht ein brandneuer Übergang Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 9.96 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/08/2019 usr0815 took it to Kreuze im Rammert - White cross Baden-Württemberg, Germany - .86 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/08/2019 usr0815 took it to Steine Im Rammert – Freiwillige vor Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 2.86 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/06/2019 usr0815 took it to Schnitzereien im Rammert – Ein Pils bitte Baden-Württemberg, Germany - .41 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/06/2019 usr0815 took it to Hütten im Rammert – Tierisches Innenleben Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 1.05 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/06/2019 usr0815 took it to Steine im Rammert - Es nagt der Zahn der Zeit Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 1.96 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/06/2019 usr0815 took it to Hütten im Rammert - Holzhütte Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 2.3 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/06/2019 usr0815 took it to Steine im Rammert - Ex-Ministerpräsident Baden-Württemberg, Germany - .49 miles  Visit Log
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