Flags of the World: Guernsey

As a British Crown dependency and a member of the Channel Islands, Guernsey has its own flag design which was created by the Guernsey Flag Investigation Committee. The committee was headed by the Deputy Bailiff, Graham Dorey. The flag of Guernsey was officially adopted in 1985.

With a white background, the two crosses take center stage. A large, basic red cross represents St. George’s Cross, thanks to Guernsey’s ties to England. On top of the large red cross is a more detailed gold cross. It represents Duke William of Normandy because a very similar cross represented him at the Battle of Hastings.

This design detail further differentiates it from the flag of England. This was an important consideration because with the old Guernsey flag, there was a lot of confusion during sporting events!

We take flags seriously here at The Flag Makers. We provide multiple choices when it comes to materials and inks, but no matter what you choose, you can rest assured that your choice will result in a high-quality flag.