ST GEORGE'S CHURCH
FLAG FLYING DAYS DURING 2020
FLAG FLYING DAYS
|January 9th||Birthday of the Countess of Cambridge|
|January 20th||Birthday of the Countess of Wessex|
|February 6th||Her Majesty's Accession|
|March 9th||Commonwealth Day|
|March 10th||Birthday of The Earl of Wessex|
|April 21st||Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen|
|April 23rd||St George's Day|
|May 8th||VE Day 75|
|June 2nd||Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Day|
|June 10th||Birth of the Duke of Edinburgh|
|June 13th||Official celebration of Her Majesty Birthday|
|June 21st||Birthday of the Duke of Cambridge|
|June 27th||Armed Forces Day|
|July 17th||Birthday of the Duchess of Cornwall|
|August 15th||Birthday of the Princess Royal|
|November 8th||Remembrance Sunday|
|November 11th||Remembrance Day|
|November 14th||Birthday of The Prince of Wales|
|November 20th||Her Majesty's Wedding Day|
Union Flag Flying Days When should Union Flags be flown?
The Culture Secretary has decided that government buildings in England should have the freedom to fly the Union flag whenever they want until a longer-
How should the Union Flag be flown?
The correct way up for the Union Flag when flying is with the broader diagonal white stripe at the top left hand side of the flag nearest the flagpole :
The Union Flag must always be flown in a ‘superior’ position:
On the highest flagpole.
On the centre flagpole where there is an odd number of poles of the same height.
On the left centre flagpole viewed from the front of the building, where there is an even number of the same height.
What is half-mast and when should flags be flown at half-mast?
When flags are to be flown at half-
Flags should be flown at half-mast on the following occasions:
From the announcement of the death up to the funeral of the Sovereign, except on Proclamation Day (the Day of the announcement of the Accession of the new Sovereign), when the flags are hoisted right up from 11:00 am to sunset,
In the event of the death of a member of the Royal Family, flags should be lowered from the day of death to the day of the funeral, subject to special commands from Her Majesty in each case,
The funerals of foreign rulers, subject to special commands from Her Majesty in each case,
The funerals of Prime Ministers and ex-
What happens when flag flying days coincide with days for flying flags at half-mast?
Flags should be flown right up:
Although a member of the Royal Family, or a near relative of the Royal Family, may be lying dead, unless special commands are received from Her Majesty to the contrary, and although it may be the day of the funeral of a foreign ruler.