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Flag Institute Spring Meeting: 30 May 2015

BY GEOFF PARSONS 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 […]

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Flore Flies Full UK Flag Range

BY PHILIP TIBBETTS 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 […]

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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

Orginally based at the Beaumaris home of our founder Dr William Crampton, and then for many years at the Naval Club in Mayfair, the Flag Institute’s official headquarters is now HQS Wellington following a vote of members at the 2014 AGM. Built at Devonport in 1934, HMS Wellington served in the Pacific before the Second […]

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Flag Institute President’s Dinner

THE PRESIDENT’S DINNER 2014 IS NOW SOLD OUT. Dear Friends, Last year’s conference and dinner was such a success the Flag Institute has not only returned to the city of Birmingham but also to St Paul’s for our President’s Dinner. As was the case last year a number of VIPs from the city having been […]

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New Exmoor Flag Announced

The much anticipated Exmoor Flag has been announced at a unique historic 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 […]

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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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