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The flag for the Gilbert & Fanning Islands when
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part of the United Kingdom.

It may still be radioactive...

This Watneys Pale Ale is a rare flat top
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but it is exceptionally rare with the following on the lid:

This is the only can known with a reference to Christmas Island (Kiritimati now) and I now know of two in existence.  Until 1979, the Gilbert & Fanning Islands along with the Line Islands were administered by the Brits.  In 1979 Kiribati became an independent country. 
 
There are actually two Christmas Islands.  This can refers to the one located in the Pacific within the Island nation of Kiribati.  There is also a island near Indonesia that is an external territory of Australia called Christmas Island as well.

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Operation Grapple, Christmas Island.

The first Atomic bomb test on Christmas Island
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November 1957

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