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“We are not encouraging a change to the flag”

Source: The Atlantic The Flag Institute, the U.K.’s national flag charity and the largest membership-based vexillological organization in the world, recently polled its members and found that nearly 65 percent of respondents felt the Union Jack should be changed if Scotland becomes independent. And after the poll, the organization found itself flooded with suggested replacements […]

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Philip is Communities Vexillologist for the Flag Institute

Source: BAE Systems Philip is a Strategy Analyst with the Combat Air & International Strategy team; responsible for International Market Analysis. Supporting communities Philip works as the Community Vexillologist for the Flag Institute, which primarily involves engaging, liaising and supporting local and regional communities who are seeking to develop a flag and have it included […]

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BBC ‘deluged’ with designs in Flag Institute-inspired debate

Following the national conversation kick-started by the Flag Institute this week on what might happen to the flag of the United Kingdom in the event of Scottish independence, the BBC have admitted that they have since been ‘deluged’ by flag designs submitted by members of the public. Whilst some of the designs were – inevitably […]

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Flag Institute to introduce Electronic subscription category

In his speech to the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 16th November 2013 at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, the Flag Institute’s Chief Executive (Charles Ashburner) outlined a number of proposals related to member subscriptions. The subsequent vote of members authorised the Trustees to implement the following changes: The creation of an Electronic Subscription category […]

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65% think the Union Flag should change if Scotland leaves

Almost 65% of people responding to a recent Flag Institute survey think the Union Flag SHOULD change if Scotland becomes independent. The Scottish Government intends to hold a referendum of the Scottish electorate, on the issue of independence from the United Kingdom, on Thursday 18 September 2014. The question asked in the referendum will be “Should Scotland be […]

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Symbols of sovereignty: the National Flag

President of the Flag Institute, Captain Malcolm Farrow OBE RN, has released his recent paper looking at UK symbols of sovereignty. “Like every other nation, the United Kingdom has a range of national symbols signifying sovereignty on land, at sea and in the air. Because of our long and complex history, the UK quite possibly has […]

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AGM, Winter Conference and President’s Dinner – Birmingham 2013

This years Winter Conference and AGM is being held on the 16th November in Birmingham. We will be hosted by the prestigious Birmingham & Midland Institute – http://bmi.org.uk/ The venue is only a couple of minutes of walk from Birmingham Snow Hill station and easily accessible from anywhere in the city centre. Registration for the event is now […]

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Creating Local & Community Flags

Today at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) the Flag Institute launched its latest flag guide, Creating Local & Community Flags, which aims to help communities design their own flags or organise a competition to design one. DCLG has issued a press release, which can be read here: “New guide for communities to […]

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Revised presentations

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.

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The Flag Institute becomes a charity

The Flag Institute has had the goal of becoming a charity for some years, but it has taken a long time to achieve it. On June 19 2013, about eighteen months after we formally started down the road to becoming a charity, working out what type of charity we wanted to become, writing a new […]

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