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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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 […]
Following the happy announcement of the birth of a son to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it has been decided that the HM Government buildings should fly the Union Flag at full mast from 8am until 8pm, today, Tuesday 23 July 2013. Local authorities, companies and individuals are not bound by […]
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.
Mr Pickles unveiling his proposals at the Flag Institute Spring Meeting in 2011 The following press release is the official Flag Institute response to the announcement by the Department for Communities and Local Government on the relaxation of UK flag regulations on 20 September 2012: The United Kingdom is Unique The UK is perhaps […]
The flags of the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories flying in Parliament Square on the occasion of the State Visit of the President of Indonesia. This is the first time these flags have ever been flown as a coordinated group in the United Kingdom and a stirring sight they are. 21 flags were flown with […]