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This is our news and events page here you can find out more about the latest Commonwealth news and events that we are organising or paticipating in.


Wednesday 2nd april 2014

Administrators Flag of Ascension Island

His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, has warmly welcomed Royal approval of the design of the first ever flag of Ascension Island, saying: “I am delighted to announce that Her Majesty The Queen has graciously approved the design of the first ever flag for Ascension Island, part of the British Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.


FinialMonday, 18th June 2012

Vice-Regal Finials to donate or Purchase

Our Vice-Regal Standards (flags),  an Exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen’s Representatives from around the world is unique and once the flagstaffs are each capped with a finial, it will be an Exhibition to rival any display around the world. The Finial is as you can see from the Photographs a splendid and well-crafted example. It is comprises of St Edward’s Crown with the Lion of England standing astride the crown’s arches. It is made in Brass and then gold-plated. It stands 17.5cm tall (7 inches) X 9.5cm (4 inches) wide. They would also make a fabulous paper-weight (see photo), lamp or a prestigious trophy.

There are 57 Vice Regal-Standards but we have to order the minimum of 100 pieces. The remainder will be sold to people wishing to purchase them for £90. Once we have reached to the 100 mark we can then place the order so please be patient – you will get your Finial !

After we have achieved the 57 for the V-R Exhibition, the proceeds of the remaining 43 goes towards to our Charity’s ‘Commonwealth Disaster Relief Scheme’ - this helps the Commonwealth Nations and British Overseas Territories after natural disaster like earthquakes, Tsunamis, floods and wildfires.

If you are a Taxpayer in the UK and wish to Gift Aid this sum, as a Charity we can claim 25p in the pound back from the Inland Revenue. Alternatively you can buy them from this websire by clicking the button on the right hand side and buy safely and securely with paypal.

Commonwealth Day 2012Monday, March 12th 2012

Commonwealth Day was celebrated in Flore's millenium Hall, find out more here by seeing photo's and reading about this great day.


Tuesday, 15th February 2011.

The Commonwealth Flag Project Annual Lunch was once again a resounding success. Held in Flore on the 15th of February at the home of Edward and Penny Aubrey-Fletcher, see more and photo's here...

Annual gathering 2010Wednesday, 3rd February 2010

The annual gathering for members of the commonwealth took place, with special guests Kimberley Durrant representing the governor of Bermuda, and John Dauth the Australian high commissioner, see the report read about the event here.


Standard of NunavutTuesday, November 10th 2009

The Commonwealth Flag Project is proud to be one of the first to display the new vice regal standard of the commissioner of Nunavut in Canada. It can be found in our vice regal section of this website.


Europe VisitWednesday May 13th 2009

Visit by Shadow Minister for Europe

Shadow Minister for Europe Mark Francois MP and Chris Heaton Harris MEP paid a visit to the Commonwealth Flag Project and Disaster Relief Scheme in Flore, during a whirlwind tour of Northamptonshire today.

The Minister stayed for over an hour for learn more about the Project from some of the Patrons, trustees and local supporters. The Minister was surprised at the effect a Community project like this can have on a wider world stage when he learned of the Disaster Relief Scheme sending for example, funds to help Commonwealth countries such as the Turks and Caicos Islands and help the many who suffered in the Australian ‘Wildfires’. Europe Flag

He also took a keen interest in the Project’s involvement with schools and saw how it worked well as a great learning tool for the children. A former forces man, the Minister knew a great deal about the Overseas Territories such a the Falklands and South Georgia & the Sandwich Islands and the next few years hopes to pay a visit.
He said –“the project is a credit to the Community and wished the Organisation and the people of Flore the very best and would look forward to returning again when possible”.

The other pictures can be seen in the Gallery from the event.



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Check out the Commonwealth calender above and see what is going on today in Flore!

Wednesday, 28th January 2009 - The first ever exhibition of vice regal standards is displayed in our millenium hall in Flore. See the pictures taken thanks to the Chronicle & Echo on our gallery page. You can see the video online by clicking here...

Tristan Da Cunha Residency

Flore was the first ever place to fly the flag of Tristan Da Cunha since the island was given Royal Assent 4 years ago, click here to see the islands website and article about this. Above the residency on the island - photo courtesy of Chris Bates. Here are the photo's of the Tristan Da Cunha flag flying in Flore.

Tristan Da Cunha pic1 Tristan Da Cunha pic2


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