Sailing Season

Yacht club burgees and courtesy flags

Sailing season is well underway as customers stock up on pennants and courtesy flags.

We have been hard at work supplying fully sewn versions of yacht and sailing club burgees which appear to be the most popular with our clients.

Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, will be hosting Sale GP. The race will take place at Plymouth Sound on 30 and 31 July 2022.

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Intersex Rainbow Flag

Colourful Intersex Rainbow Flags are very popular with county councils at the moment. We can supply any size with rope and toggle or eyelets. Digitally printed on knitted polyester, the rainbow colours have become widely recognized as a symbol of LGBT.

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WWII Jolly Roger Flag

Jolly Roger Flag from HMS Unbroken

A Skull and Crossbones once the property of a WWII Royal Navy submarine has sold for an astonishing £13,000. Made from scraps of fabric, the Jolly Roger was discovered in an attic by the grandson of the maker of the flag, Petty Officer Fred Sharp. Auctioned on 14 May 2022, the incredibly rare flag was just one of many items up for sale at The Tank Museum, Bovington

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Coronation Day 2022

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Royal Standard

A four-day celebration begins on 2nd June to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Continuing throughout the weekend, there will be displays and pageantry over the four day Bank Holiday. Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service in 2022.

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The NATO flag was adopted on 28 October 1953. The dark blue background represents the Atlantic Ocean. The white circle represents the unity of all the members and the compass rose symbolises the common direction towards peace.

Current Members

  1. Albania (2009)
  2. Belgium (1949)
  3. Bulgaria (2004)
  4. Canada (1949)
  5. Croatia (2009)
  6. Czech Republic (1999)
  7. Denmark (1949)
  8. Estonia (2004)
  9. France (1949)
  10. Germany (1955)
  11. Greece (1952)
  12. Hungary (1999)
  13. Iceland (1949)
  14. Italy (1949)
  15. Latvia (2004)
  16. Lithuania (2004)
  17. Luxembourg (1949)
  18. Montenegro (2017)
  19. Netherlands (1949)
  20. North Macedonia (2020)
  21. Norway (1949)
  22. Poland (1999)
  23. Portugal (1949)
  24. Romania (2004)
  25. Slovakia (2004)
  26. Slovenia (2004)
  27. Spain (1982)
  28. Turkey (1952)
  29. United Kingdom (1949)
  30. United States (1949)
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The Queen’s Birthday: 21 April

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Union flying at full mast

The Union Flag is flown on all government buildings on the Queen’s Birthday by order of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Town Halls and local authorities are encouraged to follow suit, although they are not legally obliged to do so.

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Nautical Courtesy Flag Etiquette

Merchant ships are not legally bound to fly a courtesy flag when entering or leaving a foreign port. However, it is regarded as a sign of respect to do so which signifies that the vessel will adhere to the laws and sovereignty of the country.

We have many inquiries as to what size flag should be flown. The general rule is; one inch of fly for every two feet of vessel. Therefore, a 36-foot vessel would require an 18-inch flag.

Red Ensign flown by British merchant ships

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St George’s Day – April 23, 2022

In England, St George’s Day honours St George, the country’s patron saint. The 23rd of April, the anniversary of his death, is celebrated as England’s national day.

Although no longer observed as a national holiday, many establishments mark the day by flying the St George Cross while others celebrate with festivities and parades.

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40th anniversary of the Falklands War

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April 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the Falklands War. The 74-day conflict between Argentine and British forces resulted in the loss of 1,000 lives, including those of more than 250 British personnel.

The Royal British Legion has invited veterans of the campaign, family members and all who supported the Armed Forces to their commemorative event. This will be held on Tuesday 14th June at the National Memorial Arboretum 

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