Flag flying dates

Flags will be flown from 8am to sunset at full mast on the days in the table below - in each case it is the Union Flag unless shown otherwise in the table. The Union Flag only should be flown.

Where a building has two or more flag poles the appropriate national flag may be flown in addition to the Union Flag but not in a superior position.

The Union Flag should fly alongside the European Flag. On UK Government buildings that only have one flagpole, the Union Flag should take precedence.

The Borough Flag should be flown on council meeting days.

Basingstoke and Deane flag flying dates

Date Event
9 January Birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge
20 January Birthday of Countess of Wessex
27 January Holocaust Memorial Day
6 February Anniversary of Queen’s accession
19 February Birthday of Duke of York
1 March     St David's Day (in Wales only, see note 1)
March Commonwealth Day - 2nd Monday of March - Commonwealth Flag
10 March Birthday of Earl of Wessex
17 March St Patrick’s Day (in Northern Ireland only, see note 5 below)
21 April Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen
21 April Transfer of Freedom of Borough (Princess of Wales’ Regimental flag)
23 April St George’s Day (in England only see note 1)
9 May Europe Day
16 May Albuhera Day (Princess of Wales’s Regimental Flag)
2 June Coronation Day
10 June Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh
June Official celebration of Her Majesty’s birthday - 2nd Saturday in June
21 June     Birthday of the Duke of Cambridge
June Armed Forces Day (Armed Forces Day Flag - date may vary)
17 July Birthday of the Duchess of Cornwall
1 August Minden Day (Princess of Wales’ Regimental flag)
15 August Birthday of the Princess Royal
9 September Salerno Day (Princess of Wales’ Regimental flag)
November Remembrance Sunday - 2nd Sunday in November (see note 2)
11 November Remembrance Day
14 November Birthday of the Prince of Wales
20 November Her Majesty’s Wedding Day
30 November St Andrew’s Day (in Scotland only see note 1)

ALSO
The day of the opening of a Session of the Houses of Parliament by Her Majesty (see note 3)
The day of the prorogation of a Session of the Houses of Parliament by her Majesty (see note 3)

Notes

  1. Where a building has two or more flag poles the appropriate national flag may be flown in addition to the Union Flag but not in a superior position. UK Government buildings within the wider Whitehall area may fly the national flags alongside the Union Flag on their appropriate saint days.
  2. Flags should be flown at full mast all day.
  3. Flags should be flown on this day even if Her Majesty does not perform the ceremony in person. Flags should only be flown in the Greater London area.
  4. The Union Flag should fly alongside the European Flag. On UK Government buildings that only have one flagpole, the Union Flag should take precedence.
  5. The Union Flag only should be flown.

Contact details

Mayoral Events Coordinator

Email: mayor@basingstoke.gov.uk

Telephone: 01256 844844

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