Flags Flown by Stone Town Council

Flags are flown by the Town Council on the flag pole at the top of the High Street. 

The flag pole in Stonefield Park is the responsibility of Stafford Borough Council.

Organisations or individuals may ask the Town Clerk for other flags to be flown on specific occasions.  If permission is granted, such flags must be provided by the organisations or individuals concerned, be of adequate quality and size, and not be of a commercial or political nature.

Here are the flags you can see flying during the year:

Flag of Union Jack
Union Flag (or ‘Union Jack’) – flag of the United Kingdom

Flown on the Queen’s Birthday, the Queen’s Official Birthday, Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day and on other days as appropriate.

Flag of St George
Flag of St George – flag of England

Flown on St George’s Day.

Flag of Stone Town Council
Flag of Stone Town Council

Flown whenever no other flag is being flown.

Red Ensign (or ‘Red Duster’) – ensign of the Merchant Navy
Red Ensign (or ‘Red Duster’) – ensign of the Merchant Navy

Flown on Merchant Navy Day.  (Commemorates the sacrifices of the Merchant Navy over many years but particularly during World Wars I and II.)

Royal Air Force Ensign
Royal Air Force Ensign

Flown when appropriate (Commemorates the links between Stone and the RAF, particularly during the days of 16MU Stafford, RAF Hixon and RAF Meir, and  which continues today with the RAF Tactical Supply Wing at MoD Stafford.)

Armed Forces Day flag
Armed Forces Day flag

Flown on Armed Forces Day.

Ensign of the Royal Navy
White Ensign – ensign of the Royal Navy

Flown when HMS Collingwood exercises its freedom of Stafford Borough and on other days as appropriate.  (HMS Collingwood’s freedom stems from Stone’s connection with the Royal Navy through Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent, born at Meaford and buried in the mausoleum in St Michael’s and St Wulfad’s church.)

Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations (previously called the ‘British Commonwealth’ )
Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations – previously called the ‘British Commonwealth’

Flown on Commonwealth Day.

Flag of the State of Texas (USA) - the ‘Lone Star State’Armed Forces Day flag
Flag of the State of Texas (USA) – the ‘Lone Star State’

Flown on the anniversary of Texas winning its independence from Mexico in 1836, on US Independence Day ,and on the anniversary of Texas being admitted to the United States in 1845. (Stone is the twin city of Carthage , Texas, making the people of Stone honorary Texans.  This privilege was granted by Carthage in recognition of the kindness shown by the people of Stone to the US airmen at the depot at Yarnfield during World War II)

Flag of the Italian Republic
Flag of the Italian Republic

Flown on Italian Republic Day  (Stone has a ‘friendship twinning’ with the town of Bagnacavallo in northern Italy).

  • DateFlagEvent
    First Saturday in MarchTexas State FlagAnniversary of Texas winning its independence from Mexico in 1836
    Second Monday in MarchCommonwealth FlagObservance of the Commonwealth
    21st AprilUnion FlagBirthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II
    23rd AprilSt George FlagSt George's Day
    2nd JuneFlag of the Italian RepublicRepublic Day (Italy)
    Second Saturday in JuneUnion FlagQueen's Official Birthday
    Fourth Saturday in JuneArmed Forces Day FlagArmed Forces Day
    4th JulyTexas State FlagIndependence Day (USA)
    3rd SeptemberRed EnsignMerchant Navy  - Seafarers UK
    Second Sunday in NovemberUnion FlagRemembrance Sunday
    11th NovemberUnion FlagAnniversary of the Armistice in 1918
    29th DecemberTexas State FlagAnniversary of Texas being admitted to the USA in 1845