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
|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)|
|9 March||Commonwealth Day (Commonwealth Flag)
(second Monday in March, see note 5)
|10 March||Birthday of Earl of Wessex|
|17 March||St Patrick’s Day (in Northern Ireland only, see note 4)|
|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)|
|16 May||Albuhera Day (Princess of Wales' Regimental Flag)|
|2 June||Coronation Day|
|10 June||Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh|
|13 June||Official celebration of Her Majesty’s birthday|
|21 June||Birthday of the Duke of Cambridge|
|27 June||Armed Forces Day (Armed Forces Day Flag)|
|15 July||Hampshire Day (Hampshire Flag)|
|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|
|8 November||Remembrance Sunday
(second 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)|
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)
- 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.
- Flags should be flown at full mast all day.
- 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.
- 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 Union Flag only should be flown.
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