About Alex Crouch

Alex was born on 29th September 1992 in Chatham, Kent. His alma mater is Southampton Solent University which he attended from 2011-14, obtaining an Upper 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in journalism. He was a London 2012 Paralympic Games Maker as part of the team that monitored the ring road around the Olympic Park. A keen sports fan, Alex has followed Formula One since he was 3.5 years old. His favourite driver is the late great Ayrton Senna. Alex joined the Flag Institute team in January 2015.

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Flag of the Week – Australia

BY ALEX CROUCH Australia’s national flag was adopted on 3rd September 1901. Edward VII officially recognised it 17 months later. It was designed by Ivor Evans (a 14-year-old schoolboy from Melbourne), Leslie John Hawkins (a teenage optician’s apprentice from Sydney), Egbert John Nuttall (an architect from Melbourne), Annie Dorrington (an artist from Perth) and William […]

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Flags at Half Mast for King Abdullah

By Alex Crouch The flying of Union Flags at Half Mast following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has not been welcomed by some who question the nation’s human rights record. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP tweeted: “Flying flags at Half Mast on gov[ernment] buildings for the death of Saudi king is a steaming […]

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Flag of the Week – USA (51-stars)

BY ALEX CROUCH The flag of the U.S.A. is perhaps the most recognisable in the world, and depending on your perspective it symbolises the land of the free and the home of the brave, or, is the face of everything that’s wrong with the world or just your country. So when angry business owners in […]

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