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The competition to select a new flag for County Durham is in full swing and has attracted some very strong designs. Full details and your chance to vote can be found here. Make sure you visit soon as voting concludes on 20 October.
The following is a release from the National Maritime Museum. The National Maritime Museum has the rare and exciting opportunity to acquire two surviving flags from the Battle of Trafalgar. The first is a Union Flag, flown from HMS Minotaur and the second is an Austrian Ensign believed to have come from the […]
Some spring cleaning has been carried out in the members’ area and some newly revised editions of presentations have been included. As well as the newly updated Flagmaster index (courtesy of Flag Institute member Tom Adams), thanks must also go to John Cartledge for his ongoing attention to detail in the updating of his presentations […]
Flag Institute member Andy Strangeway is coordinating the competition to design and select the new flag for County Durham. As he and others have pointed out, County Durham is now the only historic northern county not to have its own flag… Lets hope we get that rectified soon! For more information and details on how […]
Welcome to the new look Flag Institute website! We are very proud to announce the launch of the new look Flag Institute website which was demonstrated at the Spring 2013 conference in London. Please take the time to browse around the site and check out the particularly notable updates to the ‘About Us’ and ‘British […]
Recent Additions to the Flag Institute’s Library include: LONDON ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND PARALYMPIC GAMES. Flags and anthems manual, London 2012 (London, LOCOG, 2012) donated by Tom Randall La connoissance des pavillons ou bannières que le plupart des nations arborent en mer (The Hague, van de Kieboom, 1737) REED’S House flags […]
Book now to register your attendance at the Autumn/Winter conference will be held in Worcester on the 17 November 2012. Click here for more information
The year 2012 has been a real vexillologist’s dream. The Jubilee processions, parties and parades, not to mention the London 2012 Olympic events have all been very rich in flag displays. Below are a just a few pictures of the flags we have seen during 2012.
Mr Pickles unveiling his proposals at the Flag Institute Spring Meeting in 2011 The following press release is the official Flag Institute response to the announcement by the Department for Communities and Local Government on the relaxation of UK flag regulations on 20 September 2012: The United Kingdom is Unique The UK is perhaps […]
The flags of the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories flying in Parliament Square on the occasion of the State Visit of the President of Indonesia. This is the first time these flags have ever been flown as a coordinated group in the United Kingdom and a stirring sight they are. 21 flags were flown with […]