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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.


January                       9     Birthday of H.R.H. The Princess of Wales


March               2nd Mon     Commonwealth Day


April                             9     His Majesty's Wedding Day


May                               6     Coronation Day


June                      3rd Sat     Official celebration of the Birthday of H.M. The King

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


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


July                            17     Birthday of H.M. The Queen Consort


September                    8     Anniversary of H.M. The King's Accession


November          2nd Sun     Remembrance Sunday

                                    14     Birthday of H.M. The King



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.


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.