Flag Institute Rugby World Cup – Pool Stage

BY ALEX CROUCH The eighth Rugby Union World Cup, hosted by England, begins this evening. Twenty nations will compete for the right to call themselves World Champions until they do it all again in Japan in four years time. Here at the Flag Institute we too will be having our own Rugby World Cup, and […]

Flag of Sealand

BY ALEX CROUCH The Principality of Sealand is perhaps the world’s most famous micronation. It was founded by the late Prince Paddy Roy Bates on 2nd September 1967. Located approximately 7.5 miles (12Km) off the Suffolk coast, the former HM Fort Roughs has been the subject of an invasion, a song, a music video and […]

List of 40 potential new New Zealand flag designs unveiled

From over 10,000 just 40 remain. Is one of these designs New Zealand’s new flag? BY ALEX CROUCH New Zealand took a step closer to potentially changing their national flag yesterday (10th August) after the Flag Consideration Panel released its first shortlist of 40 designs from 10,292 submissions. In a press release the panel’s chair, […]

Olympic Flag

BY ALEX CROUCH It’s just one year until the start of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, so, I decided we should take a look at the Olympic Flag, one of the most recognisable symbols in the world. The flag’s ring design was created by the founder of the modern Olympics […]

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