Flag of Flintshire
|Adopted||24 February 2015|
|Design||Argent a Cross engrailed Sable between four Cornish Choughs proper|
The Flintshire flag is the flag of the county of Flint. A campaign was launched in September 2012 to have the flag recognised by the Flag Institute, and it was formally adopted on 24 February 2015.
Those arms bore a black engrailed fleury cross (i.e. a cross capped with fleur-de-lis ends and scalloped edges) on a white field between four Choughs, a bird once likely to have been widespread in the area, in black and red. These arms, in a slightly amended form, had been used by the former Flintshire County Council.
The council arms are differenced by the addition of discs on the arms of the cross and a voided diamond (mascle) at the centre. The flag simplifies the design but retains much of the basic symbolism and essential charges of the original arms in a way more suitable for use as a flag.
- "Calls for Flintshire county flag to be established". Flintshire Chronicle. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
- Association of British Counties. "County flag proposals". Retrieved 11 September 2012.