I have noticed during my travels around Rye that people are flying the Union Jack upside down.
If you’re wanting to be patriotic then the flag should be flown in the correct manner.
I noticed that the Rye Lodge hotel was flying the flag upside down last week. I went into the hotel and informed the receptionist about the error but one week later the flag is still upside down.
[Editor’s note: The Union Jack should be flown so that on the side nearest the flagpole the broadest part of the white cross of St Andrew is above the narrow red cross of St David. Flying the flag the wrong way up is usually regarded as a sign of distress!]
Image Credits: Michael Bowers, The Flag Institute.