Flag of the Commonwealth of Sacrée

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Sacrée
UseNational flag and state ensign
Proportion1:2
Adopted16 November 2019
DesignA Green Ensign defaced with the Coat of arms in the fly half.
Variant flag of Sacrée
NameSacréeian Blue Ensign
UseCivil ensign
Proportion1:2
DesignA BlueEnsign defaced with the Coat of arms in the fly half
Variant flag of Sacrée
NameSacréeian White Ensign
UseNaval ensign
Proportion1:2
AdoptedFirst used on RSN ships in 2019.
DesignA defaced British White Ensign with the Coat of arms in the fly half.

The flag of the Commonwealth of Sacrée is based on the British maritime green ensign - a green field with the Union Jack in the canton or upper hoist quarter - augmented or defaced with a large version of the Coat of arms in the fly half. There are other official flags representing Sacrée, its people and core functions of government.

The flag's design was chosen in 2019 by the Prime Minister Aidan McGrath over a blue variant of the flag because the blue version would resemble the flags of Australia or New Zealand, and a printed out paper version was first flown in Port Edward, the date proclaimed as Sacréeian National Flag Day. The flag was never recognized or approved by the Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II like other nations. The dimensions were formally gazetted on November 15 and on November 16 2019 the flag became recognized by, and legally defined in, the Flags Act 2019, as the "Sacréeian National Flag".

Design

Devices

The flag of the Commonwealth of Sacrée uses two prominent symbols:

In its original usage as a unofficial flag for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Union Jack combined three heraldic crosses which represent the countries of the United Kingdom:

The Union Jack reflects Sacrée's origins as an unofficial British colony.

Colours

The colours of the flag, although not specified by the Flags Act, have been given and made in Pantone by the government and civil users.

Protocol

Guidelines for flying the flag are laid out in the 2019 Flags Act. The guidelines say that the Sacréeian National Flag is allowed to be flown on every day of the year. The National Flag must always be flown in a position superior to that of any other flag or ensign when flown in Sacrée or on Sacréeian territory, and it should always be flown aloft and free. The flag must be flown in all government buildings and displayed in polling stations when there is a national election or referendum.

When the flag is flown at half-mast, it should be recognisably at half-mast - for example, a third of the way down from the top of the pole. The Sacréeian Flag should never be flown half mast at night. Flags are flown at half-mast on government buildings and at civil buildings if wanted:

  • On the death of the sovereign – from the time of announcement of the death up to and including the funeral. On the day the accession of the new sovereign is proclaimed, it is customary to raise the flag to the top of the mast.
  • On the death of a member of the royal family.
  • On the death of the governor-general or a former governor-general.
  • On the death of a distinguished Sacréeian citizen. Flags in any locality may be flown at half-mast on the death of a notable local citizen or on the day, or part of the day, of their funeral.
  • On the death of the head of state of another country with which Sacrée has diplomatic relations—the flag would be flown on the day of the funeral.
  • On Victory Day flags are at half-mast.

The Sacréeian National Flag may be used for commercial or advertising purposes without formal permission as long as the flag is used in a dignified manner and reproduced completely and accurately; it should not be defaced by overprinting with words or illustrations, it should not be covered by other objects in displays, and all symbolic parts of the flag should be identifiable.

History

Before 2019, the orgins of Sacrée began with a unofficial dominion of the United Kingdom called, British Tawil which was a micronation not recongized by the United Kingdom and lasted from 2014 to 2018 and the official date of the founding and dissolving is unknown. The current flag was also inspired by the Irish green ensign flown by some Irish merchant vessels from the 17th century to the early 20th century, which the Sacrée flag is heavily based off.