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Flag flying days


The Union Flag should be flown from States buildings on the following days.  It is appropriate for the Guernsey flag to be flown on all other days.  In particular, it should be flown on Liberation Day, 9th May.

January
9Birthday of H.R.H. The Duchess of Cambridge
20Birthday of H.R.H. The Countess of Wessex
February
6Anniversary of H.M. The Queen's Accession
19Birthday of H.R.H. The Duke of York
March
2nd MondayCommonwealth Day
10Birthday of H.R.H. The Earl of Wessex
April
21Birthday of H.M. The Queen
June
2Anniversary of H.M. The Queen's Coronation
1st, 2nd
or 3rd Saturday
Official celebration of the Birthday of H.M. The Queen.
(Note: there is a States resolution of 25th February 1947 which requires all States buildings to fly a flag on this occasion)
10Birthday of H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh
21Birthday of H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge
July
17Birthday of H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall
August
15Birthday of H.R.H. The Princess Royal
November
2nd SundayRemembrance Sunday
14Birthday of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
20Anniversary of H.M. The Queen's Wedding

The Guernsey Ensign
The Guernsey Ensign is for use by Guernsey residents who are British subjects. They may fly the Ensign on vessels which are registered or certificated in their own names, regardless of where they sail. Companies which are registered and have their principal place of business in the Island may fly the Guernsey Ensign on their vessels, when operating in waters adjacent to the Channel Islands.
The Ensign is also flown on Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum when it is open to the public.

Days of Mourning
Flags are flown at half mast from the announcement of the death of the Sovereign except on Proclamation Day when they are hoisted right up from 11.00 a.m. until sunset.  Otherwise, flags are flown at half mast on the day of death and on the day of the funeral.  In respect of the funeral of members of the Royal Family, foreign rulers and Prime Ministers and Ex-Prime Ministers the flying of flags at half mast is subject to special commands from Her Majesty in each case.  Half mast means the flag is flown two-thirds up between the top and bottom of the flagstaff.




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