Flag of Middlesex

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Flag of Middlesex
Flag of Middlesex.svg
Name Banner of arms of Middlesex Council
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 1909
Design Gold crown and three short-notched
swords on a red background
Designed by Traditional

The flag of Middlesex is the flag of the county of Middlesex, registered with the Flag Institute on the UK Flag Registry. This is the traditional flag of Middlesex, the county that forms the central and north-west parts of the Metropolis.[1]

On Middlesex Day in 2022, the Middlesex Flag became the first county flag to fly over 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Flag design

The flag is a banner of the arms of the former Middlesex Council (1889-1965). Whilst such banners of council arms are legally not generally available for public use, a similar design had been used traditionally as a local badge in Middlesex and neighbouring Essex for centuries. The seax is the symbol of the Saxons and the Saxon crown was added in 1909 to differentiate the arms and flag from those of Essex.

The pantone colours for the flag are:[1]

  • Red 485
  • White
  • Yellow 116


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