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Flag Flying Days

There are three flagpoles at the Civic Centre. The flags are numbered as follows when looking at the Civic Centre: the one closest to the building is number 1, the middle is number 2 and the one furthest from the building is number 3.

Flags are flown from 8am until dusk Monday to Friday. The table below shows how the flagpoles will usually be used:

Flags flown Monday-Friday
Flagpole 1 Flagpole 2 Flagpole 3
Union flag Ashford Borough flag Empty

Regimental Flag Flying Days

Following council approval, regimental flags may be flown at the Civic Centre (on regimental days only). This is for regiments who have been, or are, granted the Freedom of the Borough, along with the flag for Armed Forces Day.

Regimental Flag Flying Dates
Date Occasion Flagpole 1 Flagpole 2 Flagpole 3
28 February  HMS Albacore Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag HMS Albacore Flag
16 May Albuhera Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment flag
25 June-30 June Armed Forces Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Armed Forces Day Flag
19 July Intelligence Corps Regimental Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Intelligence Corps Flag
3 September Merchant Navy Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Red Ensign
4 December St. Barbara's Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag 133 Field Company REME (V) Flag

In accordance with guidance from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Union flag will be flown all year round in addition to the designated fixed flag flying days below.

Fixed Flag Flying Days

Fixed Flag Flying Dates
Date Occasion Flagpole 1 Flagpole 2 Flagpole 3
9 January Birthday of the Princess of Wales Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
20 January Birthday of The Countess of Wessex Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
19 February Birthday of The Duke of York Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
10 March Birthday of The Earl of Wessex Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
12 March Commonwealth Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
23 April St George's Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag St George's Flag
9 May Europe Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
6 May Coronation Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
16 June Official Celebration of His Majesty's Birthday Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
21 June Birthday of The Prince of Wales Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
17 July Birthday of The Queen Consort Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
15 August Birthday of The Princess Royal Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
11 November Remembrance Day Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty
14 November Birthday of His Majesty The King Union Flag Ashford Borough Flag Empty

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