Union Flag: First World War Commemoration

31 July 2014

There are no plans to issue a Special Command requiring the flying of the Union Flag at half-mast on 4 August 2014 to commemorate the beginning of the First World War.

Local authorities, other public bodies and private corporations and individuals may chose to fly the Union Flag at half-mast on that day. If it is decided to fly the Union Flag at half-mast in this way, it is recommended that the flag be raised to the top of the flag-staff and then lowered to half-mast, at 8 a.m. It should then be struck in the same way at sunset.

Any questions about the flying of the Union Flag or other flags should be addressed to the Officer in Waiting, College of Arms.

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