In the absence of a UK Flag Act, the Flag Institute acts as the de facto authority on flags flown in the UK and the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories.


Accordingly, the Flag Institute has established and maintains the free UK Flag Registry to provide a formal record of current designs.


The flags of the UK's national and supra-national flags are well established by custom and practice. Meanwhile the number of regional, county and other community flags continues to grow, with over fifty entering the UK Flag Registry since 2010.


Community flags may qualify for inclusion as follows: flags of cities, towns, villages and neighbourhoods; flags of historic counties; flags of other traditional regions such as islands or provinces.


Any candidate flag must be democratically adopted, owned and used by the people of the community or area it represents. It must also meet the Flag Institute acceptance criteria.


The flags of modern administrative entities (e.g. local authorities) and flags subject to copyright restrictions are excluded.


If a flag in common use is not listed, or if you wish to create or adopt a new community flag, please contact the Chief Vexillologist, , or the Communities Vexillologist, .


All flags listed in the UK Flag Registry are available to buy from a wide range of UK flagmakers.


Browse the Flag Institute's Register of British Flagmakers or List of Trade Members to find details of flagmakers who support the Flag Institute and its work.


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Alderney

National Flag

Anguilla

National Flag

1990

1865 Colonial Naval Defence Act

Ascension Island

National Flag

Bermuda

National Flag

British Antarctic Territory

National Flag

British Indian Ocean Territory

National Flag

British Virgin Islands

National Flag

Cayman Islands

National Flag

England

St George's Cross

National Flag

1348

Traditional

Unknown

Falkland Islands

National Flag

Gibraltar

National Flag

Guernsey

National Flag

Isle of Man

National Flag

Jersey

National Flag

Montserrat

National Flag

Pitcairn Islands

National Flag

Saint Helena

National Flag

Sark

National Flag

Scotland

St Andrew's Cross

National Flag

1286

Traditional* (See below)

Unknown

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

National Flag

Tristan da Cunha

National Flag

Turks and Caicos Islands

National Flag

United Kingdom

Union Flag or Union Jack

National Flag

1st January 1801

Act of Parliament

College of Arms

Wales

Red Dragon

National Flag

February 1959

Royal Decree

Unknown