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To flag or not to flag

According to The Guardian newspaper, the British government has changed the policy on flying flags on royal birthdays, with local authorities no longer required to raise the Union Flag for Prince Andrew. The Queen’s second son withdrew from public life and royal duties after a disastrous television interview defending his friendship with the late US […]

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Cover Drive

The Flag Institute makes the pages of the latest (5 February 2020) issue of Country Life! As well as the property, interior design, gardening and cookery articles which are the magazine’s staple, there’s a full-colour cover featuring county flags and a seven-page article by Eleanor Doughty. Extensively quoted are the Flag Institute’s own Communities Vexillologist, […]

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Spring 2020 Conference – Book Now

The Flag Institute is delighted to welcome you to its Spring 2020 Conference, to be held on Saturday 28 March at David Game College, London. Admission is free. Please register here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flag-institute-spring-2020-conference-tickets-8021 – to make sure of your place. Speakers and presentations include… Patrice de la Condamine, Professor of Contemporary History and author of […]

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Leicestershire Competition + Langwathby and Hebridean Updates

Leicestershire – the last historic English county without a community flag – has launched a design competition through BBC Radio Leicester, and the Flag Institute looks forward to the county taking its rightful place in the UK Flag Registry. The closing date for entries is Friday 28 February 2020. If you wish to submit a […]

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Skye Flag Competition

A hugely successful competition to design a flag for Skye attracted a total of 369 entries – mainly from Skye but also from India, Portugal, USA and France. Six finalists were selected on 31 January 2020 and will go to public vote in the next couple of months. View a video about work on Skye […]

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UK Flag Registrations – Herefordshire, Isle of Purbeck, Marden, Wadhurst

Recent months have seen several community flags registered in the Flag Institute’s UK Flag Registry, with a warm welcome to Herefordshire, the Isle of Purbeck, and two villages – Marden and Wadhurst. Follow the links below to view the successful flags: Herefordshire https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/herefordshire/ Purbeck https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/isle-of-purbeck/ Marden https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/marden-herefordshire/ Wadhurst https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/wadhurst-sussex/

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Winter Conference Speakers & Tickets

We are delighted to announce speakers for the Flag Institute AGM & Winter 2019 Conference, taking place Saturday 2 November 2019 at the People’s History Museum (https://phm.org.uk/), Manchester, which is home to the largest trade union and political banner collection of its type in world. Tickets (free of charge to Flag Institute members) can be […]

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3 Hebridean Flag Competitions

Entries can now be submitted to a competition launched to find flags for Eriskay, Benbecula and North Uist and will be accepted until the closing date on 7th June 2019. It is believed this is the first time three distinct communities have come together to run competitions in parallel, with the process co-ordinated through a […]

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Spring Conference 2019 Tickets Available

Tickets for the Flag Institute’s Spring Conference are now available to purchase. Speakers have yet to be announced but date and location are confirmed for Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Imperial College London. The page for purchasing tickets can be found here  

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Announcement of the Death of Michael Faul

It is with great sadness that the Flag Institute announces the death on the 1st January 2019 of our former Secretary and long time Editor of Flagmaster Michael Faul MA FFI FFIAV. A dedicated servant of the Flag Institute who was possibly the leading authority on flags in the immediate post-Crampton/Smith era of Vexillology. We […]

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