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GP90 – A Magnificent Day in Ypres

In 1928, ten years after the end of the Great War, the British Legion arranged for war veterans and the widows of fallen soldiers to visit the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres. On the 8 August of that year, those who took part marched to the entrance of the town of Ypres in Belgium […]

Replacement flag delights Ickenham Cricket Club

Flagmakers are often called upon to repair flags but wherever a flag really has been through the wars and looks a sorry state due to being left out in all weathers, we recommend a replacement. The Ickenham Cricket Club have done just that, as their flag was looking a little sorry for itself. It is […]

Proud to Supply RAF 100 Ensign to the Falcons Parachute Display Team

Flagmakers are privileged to supply flags to some very important organisations and in their 1ooth year, we regard our association with the RAF as a rather prestigious one.   We recently made and supplied the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team with a 4 yard hand sewn Union flag and a special commemorative 4 yard hand […]

St George’s Chapel Banners of Arms Hand-Painted by Flagmakers

If, like me, you tuned in to watch last weekend’s much-anticipated Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, then you too would have been awe-struck by the magnificent interior of St George’s Chapel in which the couple were married; truly spectacular, utterly remarkable and every bit an appropriate venue for the special occasion. Here […]

Australia House – 100 years on The Strand

Flagmakers were recently commissioned to make a special flag for Australia House. The mission is celebrating its presence in London for 100 years, from 1918 – 2018 and the commemorative flag we produced hangs proudly outside their building on the Strand along with a neat row of six Australian flags. Australia House is the longest […]

Lulagala – Ugandan Primary School gets its own Flag

We do like the occasional unusual request at Flagmakers and welcome unusual and interesting flag designs. We were asked by Jan Petersen, Head Teacher of North Waltham Primary School to produce a rather special bespoke flag for a primary school in Uganda. The flag was jointly designed by the pupils of the Ugandan school, known […]

Stop Brexit Campaigners – Making themselves seen and heard

Love it or loathe it, Brexit will be here for some time and will continue to dominate our news on an almost daily basis. Those who voted to leave the European Union at the 2016 referendum, can simply sit back and watch the chaos unfold as we do just that. But for many of those […]

International Maritime Organisation – flag and flagpole change

The IMO is an agency of the UN, responsible for the regulation of shipping and has its headquarters on the Thames Embankment in central London. The organisation currently has 173 Member States and three Associate Members. Twice a year, their HQ creates an imposing and unequalled display of the national flags of every one of […]

A True Act of Kindness – Commemorative flags replaced at St Nicholas Church

Flagmakers recently supplied one of two new flags, now displayed at St Nicholas’ church in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to honour two sailors; one American and one British. Sadly, they died together in 1942 disarming a German mine which had washed ashore on the beach near the town. The flags replaced two rather tired looking flags […]

Flagmakers Team 2018

Flagmakers team March 2018 Our busy team took a short break from their desks earlier today to have their photos taken. Now you can put a face to a name when you’re speaking to them over the ‘phone. As always, all look forward to assisting with your enquiries.