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Trafalgar Flags

The following is a release from the National Maritime Museum.     The National Maritime Museum has the rare and exciting opportunity to acquire two surviving flags from the Battle of Trafalgar. The first is a Union Flag, flown from HMS Minotaur and the second is an Austrian Ensign believed to have come from the […]

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Revised Presentations

Some spring cleaning has been carried out in the members’ area and some newly revised editions of presentations have been included. As well as the newly updated Flagmaster index (courtesy of Flag Institute member Tom Adams), thanks must also go to John Cartledge for his ongoing attention to detail in the updating of his presentations […]

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Flags to Fly for New Prince

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 […]

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County Durham Flag Competition

Flag Institute member Andy Strangeway is coordinating the competition to design and select the new flag for County Durham. As he and others have pointed out, County Durham is now the only historic northern county not to have its own flag… Lets hope we get that rectified soon! For more information and details on how […]

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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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The New Website Launches!

Welcome to the new look Flag Institute website! We are very proud to announce the launch of the new look Flag Institute website which was demonstrated at the Spring 2013 conference in London. Please take the time to browse around the site and check out the particularly notable updates to the ‘About Us’ and ‘British […]

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Canada Swaps Its Naval Flags

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New At The Library

Recent Additions to the Flag Institute’s Library include:   LONDON ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND PARALYMPIC GAMES. Flags and anthems manual, London 2012 (London, LOCOG, 2012) donated by Tom Randall La connoissance des pavillons ou bannières que le plupart des nations arborent en mer (The Hague, van de Kieboom, 1737) REED’S House flags […]

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A Very ‘Flaggy’ 2012

The year 2012 has been a real vexillologist’s dream. The Jubilee processions, parties and parades, not to mention the London 2012 Olympic events have all been very rich in flag displays. Below are a just a few pictures of the flags we have seen during 2012.  

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Freedom to Fly Flags

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 […]

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