No Commonwealth Day flags as staff absent

FLAGS were not hoisted on the mast at the Weighbridge roundabout to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday due to staff absence, an Education, Sport & Culture spokesman has said.

The flags are likely to be put up at a later date, possibly at the end of April, alongside some new flags for 2023.

Guernsey Sea Cadets’ Sergeant Matt Hill said that the cadets had assisted with the flag hoisting in previous years, and were waiting on an update regarding this year’s plans.

The flags of more than 50 nations flew form the mast in 2020. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 31909966)

More than 50 flags representing each of the Commonwealth nations have traditionally been hoisted each year to commemorate the day, which is observed around the world by a week-long series of events and activities.

This year’s celebrations were the first to be presided over by King Charles III as head of the Commonwealth.

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