The Buckland flagpole was donated by Paul Rietchel for the Queen’s 2002 Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
As its installation was welcomed by residents, it was decided to retain the flagpole and to gratefully accept Paul’s offer to take on the role of Flag Warden. In May 2020, Alan Brindley, who lives within sight of the flagpole agreed to take on the role of flag warden for the 20/21 year.
Buckland Flag Days
The Union Flag is the official flag of the United Kingdom – in Buckland, a Union flag is currently flown at Christmas, Easter and on the following occasions:
6th February – The Queen’s Accession
21st April – Birthday of the Queen
2nd June – Coronation Day
June – varies The Queen’s Official Birthday
September – Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
November – Remembrance Sunday
A St George’s flag is flown on 23rd April.