Publications

The Flag Institute produces a wide range of publications showcasing original research, authoritative advice and interesting articles on flags and flag use. Some titles are available to purchase, others to read online or download – either free of charge or exclusively to members.

British Flags & Emblems

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Compiled by Chief Vexillologist Graham Bartram, and with a foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, British Flags & Emblems (Flag Institute, 2004) is the definitive guide to the subject.

For further details, or to buy online, please click here.

Flying Flags in the United Kingdom

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Published in association with the UK Parliamentary Flags & Heraldry Committee, Flying Flags in the United Kingdom (Flag Institute, 2010) is an easy-to use, 16-page guide to UK flag protocol for anyone with a flagpole – from government departments to private individuals.

The Flag Institute has distributed a copy to every UK local authority.

You can also read online or download here.

Flags for Churches

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Flags for Churches provides a simple guide, in poster format, to frequently asked questions on this topic.

For further information, please contact the Flag Institute.

Flagmaster

Published since 1971, and available exclusively to members, Flagmaster is the authoritative full-colour journal of the Flag Institute. From Issue 160 it will appear in print or PDF in a new 48-page format.

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Flagmaster Archive

Past issues of Flagmaster (Issue 117 to date) are available to download in PDF exclusively to Flag Institute members.

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Research Notes / Presentations

These two series of occasional papers and presentations are available to download in PDF exclusively to Flag Institute members.

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The Colours of The Fleet

Launched in the mid 1990s, this ambitious, ongoing project aims to list every flag and ensign – past and present – bearing the Union Flag in the canton. It currently contains over 700 flags.

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