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Olympics 2012

Chesham & Amersham MP, Cheryl Gillan, Secretary of State for Wales visits Flagmakers

Union Jack Flags, Jubilee Celebrations and Flags for the Olympics were all topics of discussion when the Rt. Hon. Cheryl Gillan MP visited Flagmakers, the oldest & foremost manufacturer of Flags in this country, on Friday 27th April.  Ms Gillan’s visit was both a fact finding meeting to learn about the challenges facing manufacturers in […]

Armed Forces Day Flags To Compete With Olympic Flags For Space

A clash of priorities is threatening to mar Armed Forces Day at St. Ives, Cornwall, when Olympic flags are to be flown in the town to celebrate the games, while commemorative flags for Armed Forces Day should also be flying to recognise their day of observance. The town has been told by the London Organising […]

Union Flag To Forefront ‘Made In Britain’ Campaign For John Lewis

Department store John Lewis is to adopt a Union Flag as a logo for its latest drive to encourage customers buy British goods. The store wants to feature the products sold, and materials used, that are sourced from the United Kingdom. This initiative is being launched to capitalise on the anticipated rise in nationalism in […]

Olympic Flag-making Frenzy Captivates Northampton Residents

A nationally-organised initiative, Pennants4Olympics, has taken the people of Northampton by storm. The initiative has people making flags and pennants that will be presented to participants of the 2012 Olympic Games. At one workshop, 40 people attended Weston Favell Library to find out which pennants were needed, and to have instruction on how they should […]

Outcry of Support Against French Company Making Union Flag for Olympics

After the report was released that the Union Flag manufacturing contract had been granted to a French company, pro-British support has erupted on various news websites and forums in favour of British companies being awarded Olympic contracts instead of their cheaper foreign counterparts. Of special attention is the issue which kick-started the debate, the issue […]

Olympic Union Flags Contract Awarded to French Company

The Union Flag, seen as the iconic British symbol, is the center of controversy this week after it emerged the contract to produce these flags for the 2012 Olympics has been awarded to a French company over other British candidate companies, including ourselves. The contentious issue has been made worse by the revelation that the […]

Weymouth and Portland to be decorated with flags during Olympics

A major grant from the Government’s Olympic fund has allowed Weymouth and Portland to display flags, bunting and banners during the Olympics next year.