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Flag Institute Spring Meeting: 30 May 2015

The Spring Meeting of the Flag Institute will be held at the Union Jack Club on Saturday 30 May 2015. Registration will start at 0930 and the lecture programme at 1000. The venue is an armed forces club and FI members will be required to display name badges at all times. A detailed programme will […]

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Flore flies full UK Flag range

The Commonwealth Flag Project has taken the opportunity afforded to it by last years registrations of flags for the county of Northamptonshire and the province of Mercia to fly the flag of every layer of identity applicable to its host village of Flore together at the same time. This has resulted in a magnificent display, […]

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A new flag for Birmingham

The City of Birmingham, England’s second city and the largest local authority in Europe, has formally launched a flag competition for a design to be registered with the Flag Institute. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “You may well think that Birmingham already has a flag, but […]

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Flag Institute: Change of Official Address

From November 2020 the official address of the Flag Institute has changed. Please write to: The Flag Institute, 161 High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, United Kingdom. COVID-19 update: at present this mailbox is unstaffed. Please email the Flag Institute for any urgent enquiry. The Flag Institute was formerly based at the Chester home of its […]

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Flag Institute President’s Dinner

Dear Friends, Last year’s Conference and President’s Dinner was so successful that the Flag Institute is returning to Birmingham, and to St Paul’s. Several VIPs from the city will again attend, adding to the glamour of the occasion and underlining how much Birmingham values such prestigious visitors. The meal will cost £35 a head and […]

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New Exmoor Flag announced

The much-anticipated Exmoor Flag has been announced at a unique ceremony at the West Somerset Railway Station in Minehead. The new Exmoor Flag rumbled down the track blazoned on a majestic steam locomotive to much fanfare and flag waving. The winner of the competition to create the official flag for Exmoor is Jenny Stevens with […]

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What does the European Flag even mean?

As you might expect, we keep a reasonable eye on flag-related projects in all mediums, all around the world. There are lots of talented people out there, doing lots of great flag-related work. However this ‘explainer video’ by Mike Hobbes is a bit special. It is not entirely error-free but it is nevertheless a marvelous […]

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Wales: no change to Union Flag

In an interview for BBC Wales this morning Charles Ashburner, a Welshman and the Flag Institute’s Chief Executive, has gone on record as saying that moves to change the flag of the United Kingdom to include Wales are “unlikely to be successful for the foreseeable future.” Mr Ashburner suggested that whilst such a change might […]

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Statement: Flag Institute President

Statement by the Malcolm Farrow, President of the Flag Institute “I would like to endorse most strongly the words of Andrew Rosindell MP – Chairman of the all party Flags and Heraldry Committee. It has been a privilege to work with the Committee for the last six years, during which we have together raised the […]

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Chair of F&HC calls for immediate action on UK flag

Statement by Andrew Rosindell MP, Chair of Flags and Heraldry Committee “Since our founding in 2008, the Flags and Heraldry Committee has worked with the Flag Institute to promote proper governance of our national symbols. Together we have pushed government hard to recognise the importance of the kind of basic care of our national flag […]

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