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Flag Flying Days in Guernsey

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.



9                      Birthday of H.R.H. The Duchess of Cambridge

20                    Birthday of H.R.H. The Countess of Wessex


6                       Anniversary of H.M. The Queen's Accession


10                     Birthday of H.R.H. The Earl of Wessex

2nd Mon           Commonwealth Day      


21                     Birthday of H.M. The Queen


2                       Anniversary of H.M. The Queen's Coronation

1st or 2nd Sat  Official celebration of the Birthday of H.M. The Queen

(Note: a States Resolution of 25th February 1947 requires all States buildings to fly a flag on this occasion.)

21                    Birthday of H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge


17                    Birthday of H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall


15                    Birthday of H.R.H. The Princess Royal


2nd Sun           Remembrance Sunday

14                    Birthday of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales


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 His Majesty in each case.  Half mast means the flag is flown two-thirds up between the top and bottom of the flagstaff.