The Silver Fern – New Zealand’s new flag?

BY ALEX CROUCH In the near future we will be hearing about the two flag referendums taking place in New Zealand. In March 2014 New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, said the country would hold a referendum on whether or not to change the national flag should he be re-elected. He was, and said referendum […]

Flag of the Vatican City

BY ALEX CROUCH As I’m sure we’re all aware, the Vatican City is the world’s smallest country in both size and population. Perhaps this is why its flag is one of the most instantly recognisable in the world. Despite the papacy dating back to 33AD, it was not until the signing of the 1929 Lateran […]

Flag of Namibia

BY ALEX CROUCH Twenty-five years ago this coming Saturday (21st March) Namibia gained independence from South Africa and officially adopted their national flag. It was the flags of the South West Africa People’s Organization (S.W.A.P.O.) and the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (D.T.A.) that provided the basis for the flag we know today, which was chosen from […]

Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations

BY ALEX CROUCH Today (9th March) is Commonwealth Day. The current flag for the Commonwealth of Nations was introduced just 16 months ago (November 2013) and contained a number of small but significant changes made to the original flag – first adopted on 26th March 1976. Three year earlier at the Commonwealth Heads of Government […]

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