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Can the Union Jack be hung upside down?

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I have to put the flag up where I work on days of special occasion or rememberance, today is Edward the Earl of Wessex's birthday so up goes the flag.

However when my boss saw it he thought he'd play a little joke on me and tell me it was hung upside down. I fell for it but recovered well as he didn't really realise. I then thought I'm shaw I've seen it somewhere where it can be upside down as on one side the white cuts across the red differently, anyway can the flag be hung upside down or not?

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yes it can, although it's easily done, but as long as your flag didn't look anything like this then your forgiven. [image] flag

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Yes it can.............The correct way is to imagine the flagpole on the left, the flag to the right, then the white "X" has the larger amount of white above the red "X" and the smaller amount below!

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To be pedantic (as if i would) it is only the Union Jack when flown from the Jackstaff (the small Mast on the bow) of a Royal Naval Vessel. Otherwise it is the Union Flag!

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Well it is a credit that you can put the flag up anyway and they should be thankful for that!!!!! I had to put the Customs flag up at Tilbury for nearly two years before I left, but at least you could not put it upside down!!!!

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Hang on, you put the flag up for Edward?? He's like 7th in line to the throne!

You should put the flag up for my birthday, I must be somewhere in the queue if loads of people die

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Yeah I know, it's not like he's important or anything.

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So why did you do it then?

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So why did you do it then?


I don't know, I have a list of dates the flag has to be hung and the reasons why and yesterday was his B/day

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Where do you work Harry?
Flag raising is an interesting part of the job description!

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Well when I was over at Customs house, Tilbury we had to fly the Union Flag on certain days instead of the HM Customs and Excise Flag which was up every day when the building was open. An example can be see above the Custom House, The Terrace, Gravesend!!!!!!!!!

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a flag can be hung up any way because of the flag poles that go upwards but the correct was is for the cross to be properly spaced out (i know what im saying but i cant really put it into words)

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Where I work we fly the Union Flag on one pole, the Stars and Stripes on another, and the third pole either has a blue flag with a funny E on it, or the flag of a overseas visiting customer. It whiles away five minutes playing guess the country of the flag! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Visit the following site and it shows all the United Kingdom flags, plus which way up they should be! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

http://www.flags.net...KG&section=CURR

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a flag can be hung up any way because of the flag poles that go upwards but the correct was is for the cross to be properly spaced out (i know what im saying but i cant really put it into words)



Glad you do! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Where I work we fly the Union Flag on one pole, the Stars and Stripes on another, and the third pole either has a blue flag with a funny E on it, or the flag of a overseas visiting customer. It whiles away five minutes playing guess the country of the flag! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Visit the following site and it shows all the United Kingdom flags, plus which way up they should be! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

http://www.flags.net...KG&section=CURR





Just goes to prove what i said was right in the first place! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/applaus.gif" alt="" />

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In answer to the question, yes it can be hung upside town if you are a chavvy tw@t...



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aint that the right way up?

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No! If you took the time to read other peoples threads you would know that by now!

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i did!! but sorry i thought that was the right way or is that just for football fans?

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Anyway thanks for your help you guys, I shall inform my boss of my findings. This thread can now be closed.




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