Following the publication of new official guidance, the Union flag is set to fly year round on UK Government buildings in England, Scotland and Wales. The current guidance requires only that UK Government buildings in these three countries fly the Union flag on designated days. From summer 2021, however, the Union flag will fly daily […]
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Flags are flying in the House of Commons precincts, an historic first that sends an ‘important message of welcome’ to all. Following a Commonwealth Day ceremony on Monday 8 March, three flagpoles now stand at ground level in New Palace Yard. The location offers much greater visibility than the existing flagpoles high on Portcullis House […]
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 National Maritime Museum is appealing for funds to secure two surviving flags from the battle of Trafalgar. The first is a Union Flag, flown from HMS Minotaur. The second is an Austrian ensign, which may come from the Neptuno, a vessel captured at Trafalgar by Minotaur and Spartiate. The museum plans to display the […]
After some spring cleaning, the Members’ Area now features several newly revised presentations. These include the newly updated index to Flagmaster, courtesy of FI member Tom Adams. Thanks also go to John Cartledge for his ongoing attention to detail in updating his presentations and narratives. Please do check out these very well-researched pieces.
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 was a real vexillologist’s dream. The Jubilee processions, parties and parades, not to mention the London 2012 Olympic events were all very rich in flag displays. Below are a just a few of the flags spotted during 2012.