French Tricolores fly outside the Assemblée nationale, Paris, on 15 February 2024 to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the flag

Happy 230th birthday to the French tricolore

Thanks to our friends in the Société Française de Vexillologie (SFV) for news of a great day in French vexillology. Thursday 15 February marked the 230th anniversary of the French tricolore and As suggested by Bertand Valeyre on behalf of SFV, Mme Yaël Braun-Pivet, president of the Assemblée nationale, raised the flag in front of […]

Website update

While we update our website, online joining and renewal options may be temporarily unavailable. But please don’t despair. You can still join the Flag Institute or renew your membership. Simply click on this post to email the Flag Institute Administrator, or call 07935 973072 (answerphone), and we’ll be in touch.    

Conway Hall Library Room showing bookcases, tables and chairs

Flag Institute Spring Conference 2024 – book now

Booking is now open for the Flag Institute Spring Conference 2024, taking place in central London on Saturday 18 May, 9.30am–5pm. As ever we’ll be showcasing a mix of contemporary and historical vexillological presentations. Speakers will include Brian Cham on the Tino Rangatiratanga Flag (Maori Flag). Further announcements will follow shortly. The registration fee is […]

Commander Bruce Nicolls RN

We are sad to report that Commander Bruce Nicolls RN died on 2 July 2023 at the age of 91. Bruce served in the Royal Navy (1946–82), where he first became interested in vexillology and heraldry. He was a prolific designer of flags, including those of Guernsey, the Mary Rose Trust and the Royal Naval […]