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South Uist a Hebridean First

South Uist is to have the first officially recognised community flag in the Outer Hebrides. The design will now be entered into the official records of the Court of the Lord Lyon, where all such flags in Scotland – including the saltire itself – are recorded and has also appeared on the Flag Institute registry […]

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Bloxwich Adds to Black Country Community Flags

The town of Bloxwich in the Black Country is the latest addition to the registry. It features a green and black cross on white with a tree and lion which recall legends and events in the towns past. The flag can be seen in the registry here Bloxwich not only follows the growing national trend […]

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Cinque Ports Sea Change

The Cinque Ports have a new flag on the registry. Last year the Cinque Ports Authority approached the Flag Institute to request a community flag be developed, which would allow the Authority to maintain exclusive use on the traditional banner. Communities Vexillologist was able to reverse engineer a flag from the dimidiation that created the […]

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Berkshire Now in the Registry

The finalised artwork for the county of Berkshire has now been signed off and the county has thus taken up its rightful position in the registry.The submission for the flag was accepted on the 2nd March though a fresh realisation was required before registration could be completed. The accepted flag features a red deer stag […]

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Italian Earthquake

Italian Earthquake – National Mourning

In central Italy, in the early morning of Wednesday 24 August 2016, at least 240 people were killed when a 6.2 earthquake hit the region around Accumoli, including the town of Amatrice and the village of Pescara del Tronto. At the time of writing rescue workers are still searching for survivors amidst the ruins of the houses. Obviously current efforts […]

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French National Mourning for Nice

In Nice, on the night of Thursday 14 July 2016, at least 84 people were killed by a lorry driver deliberately crashing into the crowds on the Promenade des Anglais, where they were gathered to celebrate Bastille Day and watch a fireworks display. Following these tragic events, the French government has announced national mourning for the […]

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New Zealand Flag Referendum Result: Victory for existing flag

BY ALEX CROUCH New Zealanders have voted to keep their existing national flag. The second and final round of the country’s referendum shows 56.7% voted for no change, while 43.3% voted for the Kyle Lockwood-designed alternative (below). Over 2.1m votes were cast, a turnout of 67.3%. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, had campaigned […]

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Flag of Honduras

BY ALEX CROUCH This year marks the 150th anniversary of the national flag of Honduras. Adopted in 1866 and inspired by the flag of the short-lived Federal Republic of Central America (F.R.C.A.) (1823-1839), the 1:2 proportioned flag consists of an upper and lower blue horizontal band sandwiching a white band containing five blue stars. The […]

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New Zealand Flag Referendum – Final Round

BY ALEX CROUCH The final round of the New Zealand Flag Referendum has begun, which will decide once and for all whether New Zealanders will keep their current flag or change it. The challenger, Kyle Lockwood’s Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue), must defeat the existing national flag in a simple head-to-head ballot, which began […]

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Call for Denny & Dunipace Flag Entries

Following the success of the Caithness the next flag competition in Scotland is now underway for the community of Denny & Dunipace, near Falkirk. The competition is being run by the Denny & Dunipace Flag Competition team authorised by the district community council and funded by the Charette Fund which was established with a grant […]

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