Guernsey, United Kingdom

Guernsey
Another island, another bad flag.Guernsey is a special case politically. As one of the Channel Islands, it’s actually closer to France than England, and has had some autonomy for hundreds of years. Why this train wreck of a flag, then? It’s incomprehensible to me that someone would chose this when not under duress. My theory: Checkers is the offical passtime of Guernsey, and this flag represents a checkers showdown between the UK and Guernsey. The UK checkers master, Sir Harlston Biddlesworth, IV, had came on strong and won the first match. Then Guernsey’s best checkersist, the impetuous Miss Arabella Swantford, realizing she was far outclassed, flipped the board into the Channel, leaving the results of the final three matches undiscovered. 

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4 responses to “Guernsey, United Kingdom

  1. this looks like something someone would have on a shield at a joust. hey – maybe someone did.

  2. “It’s incomprehensible to me that someone would chose this when not under duress.”

    they didn’t – that isn’t Guernsey’s flag.

  3. This was the flag of Guernsey during the 19th century. You’ll be pleased to know they use it no longer.

  4. Yes – at least be up-to-date.
    The current flag is a very nice blend of English and Norman crosses

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