A royal waste

First published in Letters

WHAT a delight to see the Draig Goch flying proudly from the flag pole outside Torfaen Council’s Civic Centre in support of our team competing in the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. We all need to let the Welsh team know we are one hundred percent behind them. Well done Torfaen Council. Contrast this with the dire situation at Cwmbran Community Council whose newly installed flag poles, at the taxpayers’ expense, are not flying the Draig Goch in support of our National team’s efforts. Shame on you! I hope the new poles haven’t simply been purchased to fly the ‘Union Jack’ for royalty!

Kevin Davies Fairwater Cwmbran

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2:46pm Mon 4 Aug 14

-trigg- says...

Surely they were only purchased to fly the EU flag in support of 'ever closer integration'?
Surely they were only purchased to fly the EU flag in support of 'ever closer integration'? -trigg-
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7:41pm Mon 4 Aug 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

How lucky you are, Mr. Davies, to only have flags on sticks to gripe about.

There's also a little pedant type creature trapped inside of me that wants me to tell you that the Union Jack is only flown at sea, so wouldn't be flown in Cwmbran anyways.
How lucky you are, Mr. Davies, to only have flags on sticks to gripe about. There's also a little pedant type creature trapped inside of me that wants me to tell you that the Union Jack is only flown at sea, so wouldn't be flown in Cwmbran anyways. GardenVarietyMushroom
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9:50pm Mon 4 Aug 14

pwlldu says...

The Union flag , is Wales on the flag. Answer NO!!
The Union flag , is Wales on the flag. Answer NO!! pwlldu
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10:54am Tue 5 Aug 14

Walter Devereux says...

Why would the UK national flag only be flown in conjunction with royal events? It can and should be flown at all times. Additionally if I can be a pedant to the pedant -- the Flag Institute have confirmed that the name "Union Jack" is perfectly acceptable at land or at sea. Regardless of its design it represents the entire of the UK, so constant moaning about Wales being "on" the flag is spurious.
Why would the UK national flag only be flown in conjunction with royal events? It can and should be flown at all times. Additionally if I can be a pedant to the pedant -- the Flag Institute have confirmed that the name "Union Jack" is perfectly acceptable at land or at sea. Regardless of its design it represents the entire of the UK, so constant moaning about Wales being "on" the flag is spurious. Walter Devereux
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1:10pm Tue 5 Aug 14

throwy1 says...

Walter, not according to Cdr Bruce Nicolls O.B.E. R.N. (Ret'd) it isn't. The U.K. National Flag when flown at sea is known as the Union Jack and when flown on land from any building it is known as the Union Flag, UNLESS, the building concerned is a Naval Building in which case Union Jack is the correct title of the Flag.
Walter, not according to Cdr Bruce Nicolls O.B.E. R.N. (Ret'd) it isn't. The U.K. National Flag when flown at sea is known as the Union Jack and when flown on land from any building it is known as the Union Flag, UNLESS, the building concerned is a Naval Building in which case Union Jack is the correct title of the Flag. throwy1
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5:14pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Mervyn James says...

There is only one flag I fly.... It's got a dragon on it. The Union flag identifies wales as part of England and Ireland, only Scotland has a separate colour included, otherwise it is white with a red cross i.e. ENGLAND. Usually I associate that flag with skinheads.... and footy hooligans. every time it is waved in wales it angers people. And they cna keep their European flag as well, London has more idiots than we need as it is.
There is only one flag I fly.... It's got a dragon on it. The Union flag identifies wales as part of England and Ireland, only Scotland has a separate colour included, otherwise it is white with a red cross i.e. ENGLAND. Usually I associate that flag with skinheads.... and footy hooligans. every time it is waved in wales it angers people. And they cna keep their European flag as well, London has more idiots than we need as it is. Mervyn James
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1:00pm Sat 9 Aug 14

pwlldu says...

Say your prayers tonight
Chase your dreams in flight
Hold your fire high

We shall be a nation free
As one
Say your prayers tonight Chase your dreams in flight Hold your fire high  We shall be a nation free As one pwlldu
  • Score: -1

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