Union Flag Sizes

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  1. Is there a standard size Union Flag that should be flown within a barracks? Got the ratios, just need to know about sizes. (Wikipedia did have a good page, however, can't always trust that!)

    Need to source one - NSNs would be appreciated, and or if you know a good flag maker that your Regt / Sqn / BN etc etc has used that you would also come in handy.

    Thanks in advance.


    * Thinking about it, I should have popped to the Mall and borrowed one!!
  2. I don't know what the actual measurements are, but there is two distinct sizes flown at Windsor castle. A regular everyday size and a much larger one for state occaisions (I think).
  3. about 3ft by 4ft should see you right
  4. or 4ft by 5ft......
  5. The size of the flag should depend upon the size of the flag pole. There is a ratio for land-based flag poles laid down somewhere (e.g. I think there is one described in the RN's "Manual of Seamanship", and an equivalent somewhere in Queens Regs); I think its something like "the fly (edge nearest pole) of the flag should be 1/5 of the height of the pole".
  6. Thanks guys. Much appreciated.