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3:5 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 January 2007
According to Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Heraldry website:
The new arms represent the beginning of the town, because the town started after the English government in the beginning of the Second World War built a battery in what is now Ix-Xgħajra. The people working there started living round this battery and thus a small hamlet was formed, which eventually evolved into a small town.This photograph in the Ix-Xgħajra local council website shows a local flag flying from the Local Council Offices, situated in the Batteria delle Grazie, which is not a banner of the arms but a white flag with the (shield-shaped) arms on it.
3:5 image by Pascal Gross, 10 March 2006
3:5 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 June 2007
Ix-Xgħajra is in process to change its flag perhaps the process is already ended but I don't have news.
Jaume Ollé, 5 March 2000
Blazon: Azure three ears of wheat Or. According to Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Heraldry website:
The old arms with the wheat ears are canting, as xghajra is a Maltese word for grain.
Santiago Dotor, 10 March 2006