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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Half mast for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Following the very sad news of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, flags are to be flown at half-mast from now until, and including, the day of the funeral, unless Her Majesty The Queen issues special commands. The funeral arrangements will be announced by Buckingham Palace and published on the Royal […]

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Wales: no change to Union Flag

In an interview for BBC Wales this morning Charles Ashburner, a Welshman and the Flag Institute’s Chief Executive, has gone on record as saying that moves to change the flag of the United Kingdom to include Wales are “unlikely to be successful for the foreseeable future.” Mr Ashburner suggested that whilst such a change might […]

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Statement: Flag Institute President

Statement by the Malcolm Farrow, President of the Flag Institute “I would like to endorse most strongly the words of Andrew Rosindell MP – Chairman of the all party Flags and Heraldry Committee. It has been a privilege to work with the Committee for the last six years, during which we have together raised the […]

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Scotland votes NO but UK cannot stand still

Citizens throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are waking up this morning in a United Kingdom which is both unchanged and never to be the same again. Whilst the government in Westminster (and indeed many of us in what very nearly became ‘the remainder of the UK’) breathe a collective sigh of relief, politicians of […]

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Will Australia’s flag change if Union is redrawn?

The Australian National Flag, was chosen in a government approved public competition in 1901 and is registered under law as the chief national symbol of Australia. The Commonwealth Parliament approved and passed into law the FLAGS ACT 1953. With the passing of the Flags (Protection of Australian Flags) Amendment Bill 2008 (C2008B00208) the current design […]

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UK Flag design: comments

As Scotland’s vote on independence fast approaches officers of the Flag Institute are being kept very busy answering press enquiries from around the World. Our role as the UK’s national flag charity is to inform any public debate about flags, so we do our best to answer all such enquiries. Here is the result of […]

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Outside No.10 Downing Street

Talks at 10 Downing Street

The Flag Institute today held high level ministerial talks at 10 Downing Street, relating to the future of the Union flag. The talks were organised by Andrew Rosindell MP and Lord West of Spithead of the Flags and Heraldry Committee, and hosted by John Hayes MP in the library of 10 Downing Street. Malcolm Farrow […]

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Chief Vexillologist on Voice of Russia panel

In a current and very interesting Voice of Russia broadcast on Tuesday, 11 March 2014, Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram, joined host Brendan Cole on a discussion panel also including: Liam Clarke, Political editor of the Belfast Telegraph; David Vines White, the Somerset Herald from the College of Arms in London; Professor Paul Ward, […]

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Union Flag or Union Jack? The answer

Controversy persists about whether the British national flag should be called “the Union Flag” or “the Union Jack”. Though the general public almost universally uses “Union Jack”, some are convinced that “Union Flag” is the correct term and that “Union Jack” should be used only when the flag is flown from the jack-staff in the […]

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“We are not encouraging a change to the flag”

Source: The Atlantic The Flag Institute, the U.K.’s national flag charity and the largest membership-based vexillological organization in the world, recently polled its members and found that nearly 65 percent of respondents felt the Union Jack should be changed if Scotland becomes independent. And after the poll, the organization found itself flooded with suggested replacements […]

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