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From: David & Loyola Wares <>
Subject: Flags and flag protocol
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 18:41:04 +0800
I raise a couple of queries regarding flags and flag etiquette.
These arose because of what I saw while watching the cricket one day
international match yesterday (Sunday 17th January) from the SCG.
(Congratulations to Alex Stewart and the rest of the team). <grrr>
In the background, a Union Jack with the name ?MACKLESFIELD? (I think) was
That is the source of my first question. Who or what is a Macklesfield?
The next point is: Is it correct for a name to be spread across a
The next point is: Is it normal practice to display a flag when not
hoisted on a flagpole so that when viewing the flag the hoist is on the
left, and the fly is on the right? (I believe the part of the flag
normally adjacent to the flagpole is called the hoist, while the edge
directly opposite that part is called the fly).
If this last point is correct, then I'm afraid that the Union jack on which
the name 'Macklesfield' was displayed is upside down. The wide band of
white adjacent to the red diagonal stripe is meant to be above the red
stripe on the hoist side of the centre, is it not?
I realise this is tricky, and half the world probably could not tell if a
Union Jack was upside down or not, and half of the other couldn't care
anyway, but rules is rules, ain't they?
As most members are on this list because of connections with a very
important part of the UK, I think we all should take a little interest in
Look forward to replies on this.
David and Loyola Wares
Perth Western Australia
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