Enter the Chronicle > The Chronicle Vol11 Iss 3 Autumn 2010
Wessex Flag Flying Days
The Wessex flag can be flown all year round but are there specific days when, for example, public bodies might accord it a privileged status?
The advice we gave to Weston-super-Mare Town Council in 2007 was that there are (at least) four:
" the birthday of HRH the Countess of Wessex (20th January)
" the birthday of HRH the Earl of Wessex (10th March)
" St Aldhelm's Day (25th May)
" King Alfred's Day (26th October).
For St Aldhelm's Day, the St Aldhelm's Cross can be flown as an alternative to the Wyvern. Modelled on the arms of Sherborne Abbey, this is a white cross on a red field (St George with the colours reversed).