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Hi
Need some advice!
Government have advised that all flag poles outside all government buildings should not be empty. Anyhow we have seven flag poles outside Worthing Town Hall, three are occupied but four are not, the question is what do we place on the other four flag poles which during Armed Forces Week and Remembrance Week carry the Armed Forces Flags.
Thanks Liz

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Please show me the link to the guidance where it shows the Union Jack must be flown at all times?
Thanks Clare

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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying
The Flag Flying Guidance for UK Government Buildings was updated on 24th March 2021.
Liz - I would recommend visiting the Flag Flying Institute and I have copied and paste the paragraph below from it, which could equally apply https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/british-flags-2/british-flag-protocol/#index7

Within a Circle of Flags
In a semi-circle of flags representing a number of nations, the senior national flag should be in the centre. The remaining flags should be placed with the next most senior flag (or first in alphabetical order if all the flags are of equal seniority) on the left of the central flag, the next on the right of the central flag, the next on the 2nd left from the central flag, and continuing to alternate left and right.

In an enclosed circle of flags representing a number of nations, the senior national flag should be flown on the flagpole immediately opposite the main entrance to the venue, or above the Royal Box if there is no main entrance. The remaining flags should be arranged as for the semi-circle of flags described above. Alternatively they can be arranged alphabetically, going clockwise.

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