Flags and pennants ought to be evacuated inside 48 hours of the occasion’s decision. When you are finished with the business of flaunting them outside your office building, you can place them inside the office to attract the attention of the employees, and motivate them to work harder. Our American summer garden flags are made solely with domestic materials, as required from the Flag Manufacturers Association of America. Until then, Ascension was the only Overseas British Territory, apart from the Sovereign Bases Of Akrotiri And Dhekelia, not to have its own national flag. Up until the adoption of the new flag, Ascension had flown the Union Jack but the island has issued a set of 4 stamps on 1 April 1997 which depicted flags connected to the island – the merchant flag or “Red Ensign”, the RAF flag, the NASA emblem and the naval flag, the “White Ensign”. Mark Capes, the Governor of St. Helena and Tristan Da Cunha and Ascension Island recently announced that the latter, itself a dependency of St. Helena, would fly its new national flag for the first time on Saturday 11 May 2013 which is Ascension Day, after which the island was named when it was discovered in 1503. The flag is a Blue Ensign with the coat of arms of the island placed at the fly.
St. Helena adopted its current flag on 30 January 1984 when a new flag badge was adopted, replacing one that had been in use since 1876. The new badge depicts a wirebird over the sailing ship which appeared on the original badge. Tristan da Cunha, a dependency of St. Helena from 1938. adopted a flag by Gubernatorial proclamation on 28 October 2002 with the badge depicting the island’s arms which consisted of a diamond at the centre white over blue, representing the island, with 2 albatrosses in flight at the chief and supporters of 2 crayfish with a naval coronet as the crest under a depiction of one of the local longboats. In the lower border of the sheet, the first flag at the left relates to that which was flown from 1884 to 1916 when the Germans ruled the territory and the second depicts the civil ensign of the country, with its flag badge depicting the head (and neck) of a giraffe, when it became a League of Nations Mandate of Great Britain in 1919, the British having occupied Tanganyika by 1917 during the First World War. During the War of 1812, a new attorney and amateur poet named Francis Scott Key wrote what later became america National Anthem.
Unfortunately for Mary, Francis died shortly after becoming king and she returned to Scotland where she led an eventful life and was eventually forced to abdicate and flee to England where the government of her cousin, Elizabeth I, put her under effective house arrest for about 19 years. Eventually married the Dauphin who became King Francis II. By the Treaty of Rouen of 1517, James V was to have a French wife if the Auld Alliance were maintained and in 1537 he married Madeleine of Bourbon and renewed the Auld Alliance. However the consumptive Madeleine died when the couple returned to Scotland from France and James then married Mary of Guise. When Mary abdicated in Scotland, her infant son, James VI, was placed on the throne and had a strongly Protestant upbringing in contrast to his profoundly Catholic mother. She became involved in Catholic plots which threatened Elizabeth for which she was brought to trial in 1587 and subsequently beheaded. Elizabeth I of England.
Queen Elizabeth I remained unmarried and childless and when she died in 1603, James VI became King James I of England and went on to unite the Scottish and English thrones. Mary, his daughter, was only 6 days old when her father died. In the same year, England and Scotland went to war again and on 24 November 1542 the Scots were heavily defeated at the Battle of Solway Moss and James died shortly afterwards. Two hundred years later, despite signing the Treaty of Perpetual Peace with Henry VII of England in 1502, James IV of Scotland maintained his alliance with France and when war between England and France broke out and Henry VIII attacked France in 1513, King James IV stood by his Auld ally and invaded Northumbria with disastrous consequences – his army was destroyed at the Battle of Flodden Field and he himself was killed. I’m very pleased to welcome two new battalions back from being painted.