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Original 1953 Ulster Banner now available

The Original 1953 Ulster Banner now available from the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland.


This double-sided ‘Ulster Banner’ has been carefully reproduced following the pattern approved by Lord Brookeborough in 1953 to coincide with the visit of the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II.


The original drawing of the banner is held at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.


The Ulster Banner is derived from the Coat of Arms granted to the Northern Ireland Government by King George V after its creation in 1920. Because it derives from these Arms, it is properly referred to in heraldic terms as a banner, not a flag.


In 1953, ahead of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the NI Government authorised it to be flown as a distinctive symbol for Northern Ireland, although they were always keen to point out that the only official flag of Northern Ireland was, and remains, the Union Flag.


This ‘triple thickness’ product features two separately printed sides with a central dividing layer of material and includes a souvenir card detailing the history of the ‘Ulster Banner.’


You can buy the Ulster Banner here: www.goli.org.uk/shop




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