Flag of Staffordshire
|Flag of Staffordshire|
|Adopted||28 March 2016|
|Designed by||Staffordshire Heritage Group|
The flag incorporates the Stafford knot in gold on the de Stafford coat of arms. This symbol is unique to the county with a venerable tradition and widespread usage. It is incorporated into the logo of the Staffordshire County Cricket Club and of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service amongst others. The colour scheme of gold and red is similarly included on many of the arms found in the county as well as on the arms used by the Staffordshire Council.
An alternate flag offered for sale commercially is a banner of the arms of Staffordshire County Council and as such is the property of the council and only represents it, not the wider county.
Before the flag was adopted, the council flag had been flown alongside the Union Flag above the Department for Communities and Local Government. It was also adopted by the crew of the RFA Wave Ruler in 2010, as its captain is from Stafford.
- Association of British Counties. "County flag proposals". http://www.abcounties.co.uk/counties/county-flags/county-flag-proposals?showall=1. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
- Department for Comminities and Local Government (23 May 2011). "Staffordshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government". http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/localgovernment/1908464. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- "Staffordshire flag joins naval mission". BBC News. 14 February 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/8514964.stm. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
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