de Guader Banner

Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  C11th-C17th
Flag Designer:  Traditional
Adoption Route:  Traditional
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Black, White, Gold 123
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

This design is the banner of the arms attributed to Ralph (Ranulph) de Gael (de Guader), first Earl of Norfolk (1071-1075). The de Gael banner has been used to represent the county throughout the centuries and forms the basis of many county society emblems. In 1904 the de Gael arms formed the basis of the county council arms, however the red chief with royal emblems were added by request of King Edward VII

A number of local public and private bodies expressed their support for the flag, collated and co-ordinated by Dominic Victor Maverick Smith, notably including the Norfolk Family History Society and the Norfolk Broads Authority. Norfolk County Council were approached but decided to neither support or oppose the registration and not to request their own banner to be registered either.

3 Responses to Norfolk

  1. Jean Stangroom 21 November 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    As the Chairman of the NFHS who has supported the registration of the Norfolk flag.I would like to know where I can purchase this flag ?

  2. Mr Richard Ellison 23 November 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    realy like the flag and think your web site would benefit from a link to a printing company or even have your own shop on ebay so us public can order flags stickers ect, many thanks.


    😀 😀

  3. Nick Groves 9 December 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Merchandise can be bought by following the links on the ‘Flag of Norfolk’ page on Facebook.

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