List of Dartfordian Flags

This list includes flags that either have been in use or are currently used by the Dartfordian Empire, Kingdom of Dartfordia, or any of the countries that preceded it.

The College of Arms is the authority on the flying of flags in Southfleet, Darenth, Wilmington and Hawley, and maintains the only official register of flags for these regions. It was established in 1484 and operates under the authority of the Crown. The Arms and Flags Commission holds a similar role within Littlebrook and Stone. A separate private body called the Flag Institute, financed by its own membership, also maintains a registry of Dartfordia’s flags that it styles ‘the Darti Flag Registry’, though this has no official status under law.

National Flags

 Flag  Date  Use  Description
   1992-present National Flag of Dartfordia White cross on an orange and blue background, with a six-pointed star in the top right quadrant. The blue represents the history of the people, while the orange represents the monarchy guiding the people they rule. The white cross represents peace between the people. The star symbolises the six provinces of Dartfordia, and was added following reunification in 1992.
1924-present State Flag of Dartfordia The emblem superimposed in the centre of the pre-1992 flag of Dartfordia. It is used by government-owned buildings, such as consular offices or the home of the Prime Minister.

Regional flags

 Flag  Date  Use  Description
1000CE-1801, 1924-present First adopted by the Nordic settlers in 1000CE in conjunction with the German natives, and then as the national flag in 1513, the white cross on a light blue background became the national symbol of the Kingdom of Southfleet. It lost its official status in 1801 and was only restored as a provincial flag in 1924. White cross on a light blue background.
   Pre-1514-1801, 1924-1953, 1992-present Initially used by all Ardian settlers on the Darti Peninsula, the flag of Littlebrook was first adopted as the official national flag in 1514 upon their independence, and remained active until 1801. It was restored in 1924, and then discontinued again in 1953 following the establishment of the DRL. It returned to official use again in 1992.  St Patrick’s Cross – a red saltire on a plain white background
1553-1603, 1924-present After initially using the Ardian settler’s flag during Littlebrook’s initial control and first few years of independence, the flag of Hawley was intentionally designed to distinguish itself from the flag of Littlebrook, and was first raised in 1553. It became Hawley’s Principality flag, though was discontinued in 1603. It returned to official use in 1924. A red saltire superimposed on a light green background, separated by a small white field.
1924-1953, 1992-present By far the oldest of all the flags on the peninsula. The Red Dragon was first recorded as the symbol of Stone in 800CE, and variants of the flag were used from 1100 until 1602, though historians note that each flag was different: some had different coloured dragons, horizontal bars, vertical bars, etc. he flag continued in unofficial use after 1602, and a final design was agreed upon in 1924. It was officially discontinued in 1953, but remained the symbol of opposition and returned as the provincial flag of Stone in 1992. Red dragon on a green and white field. Known as the ‘Y Ddraig Goch’ (The Red Dragon in Stonian)
1924-present The flag of Wilmington was first designed in 1924 for use after the civil war, and has remained in use ever since. A new flag was required as no national flag was ever designed for the short-lived Principality of Wilmington A yellow and blue field.
1924-present Much like the Principality of Wilmington, Darenth never had a national flag, and so this yellow and green flag was designed in 1924 to serve as the official provincial flag. Identical to Flag of Wilmington, except the use of a green field instead of blue.

National Ensigns

 Flag  Date  Use  Description
   1992-present Naval ensign of Dartfordia White flag, with the Dartfordian flag in the canton and a black anchor in the middle of the remaining space.
1992-present Civil ensign of Dartfordia Blue flag, to match the colour of the lower half of the flag, with the Dartfordian flag in the canton. As the blue represents the people, all Dartfordian-registered ships are required to fly this flag.
1992-present Orange ensign Dartfordian flag in the canton with an orange background to match the upper half of the flag. The orange represents the monarchy, or in this case the state, and thus use of the Orange Ensign is limited to Dartfordian ships commanded by a (or have a certain number of officers that are) former Royal Dartfordian Navy or Royal Naval Reserve officer, Royal Research Ships by warrant and a certain number of yachts. Most defaced ensigns, such as the Government Service Ensign, are based off of this flag.

Royal Standards

(OOC: All Royal Standards were designed by Aeviternus)

 Flag  Date  Use  Description
1801-present Imperial Standard of Dartfordian Empire (1801-1924), Dartfordian Royal Standard (since 1924). Divided into four quadrants, two representing the former Kingdom of Southfleet (the three wolves in the top left and bottom right) and two representing the Kingdom of Littlebrook (the dragon).
1801-present Imperial Standard of Dartfordian Empire in Littlebrook and Stone (1801-1924), Dartfordian Royal Standard in Littlebrook and Stone (since 1924). When in Littlebrook or Stone, all Royal Standards are reversed to put the dragon quadrants in prime position and the wolves in the secondary position. Created due to the ‘equal’ nature of the Kingdoms of Southfleet and Littlebrook.
1801-present (use intermittent) Imperial/Royal Standard of the Prince of Littlebrook Defaced Royal Standard, with a three-pointed label and the Littlebrook dragon in the centre.
1801-present (use intermittent) Imperial/Royal Standard of the Prince of Littlebrook in Littlebrook and Stone Royal Standard of the Prince of Littlebrook, with the quadrants reversed.
2014-present Royal Standard of the Princess of Littlebrook Royal Standard of the Prince of Littlebrook marshalled with four additional quadrants. The quadrants consist of the Imperial Rokkenjiman seal in the top left, Strood Castle in the top right, a cherry blossom tree in the bottom left and the single-winged eagle in the bottom right. Use limited due to her role as Empress of Rokkenjima superseding that of Princess of Littlebrook.
2014-present Royal Standard of the Princess of Littlebrook in Littlebrook and Stone Royal Standard of the Princess of Littlebrook, with the quadrants in the Prince of Littlebrook’s Royal Standard reversed.
1995-present Royal Standard of the Princess Georgia Defaced Royal Standard, with a three-pointed label with two dogs and a heart.
1995-present Royal Standard of the Princess Georgia in Littlebrook and Stone Royal Standard of the Princess Georgia, with the quadrants reversed.

Subregional flags

 Flag  Date  Use  Description
1877-present Flag of the City and County of Hematite (1864-1977), Flag of Greater Hematite (1977-present) A red bar with a golden Crown in the centre, and at the bottom six alternating bars, white and navy blue, to symbolise the Aniu River.
   1965-present  Flag of Cydonia Island A pale blue field with a nicked rhombus (a representation of the island’s shape) and at the bottom six alternating bars wavy, navy blue and white.

Miscellaneous flags

 Flag  Date  Use  Description
2014-present Flag of the Cross-Straits Union The official symbol of the Cross-Straits Union superimposed on a dark blue background.
2015-present Flag of the Commonwealth Treaty Organisation The logo of the Commonwealth Treaty Organisation, superimposed on a blue background.
2015-present Flag of the Taiwan Special Administrative Region Emblem of the Taiwan Special Administrative region superimposed on a light blue background.

Historical Flags

 Flag  Date  Use  Description
1801-1924 Flag of the Dartfordian Empire A horizontal tricolour. The orange represents the Imperial Family, the white represents unity and the blue represents the people.
Old Dartfordian Flag 1924-1992 Flag of the Kingdom of Dartfordia from its establishment until reunification in 1992. White cross on an orange and blue background.
1953-1991, 1992 (de facto) Flag of the Democratic Republic of Littlebrook Red and green field with a five-pointed gold star superimposed in the centre. The red represented  the proletariat industry workers, the green the agricultural workers, and the star to represent the Communist Party.
1979-1992 Flag of the People’s Republic of Stone The flag of the DRL, with blue submitting green and a larger yellow star. Hoped to symbolise greater unity, but the flag was deeply unpopular.
1919-1924 Flag of the Free Alliance of Dartfordia (1919-1924), Communist Reformers Party of Littlebrook and Stone (1975-1981) Flag based on the design of the Dartfordian Empire to represent the Free Alliance of anti-Imperial forces. The red represented the communists, the white the ‘constitutionalists’ (hen, after their withdrawal, peace) and the yellow the republicans. Briefly brought back as an unofficial flag of the reformers within the Littlebrookian Communist Party in 1975.
1901-1996 Flag of the Communist Party of Dartfordia (1901-1952, 1992-1996), Communist Party of Littlebrook (1952-1979, 1986-1992), Communist Party of Littlebrook and Stone (1979-1986) A yellow hammer and sickle located within a red star, surrounded by a yellow circle on a red background.
1986-1992 Flag of the Communist Party of Stone A yellow hammer and sickle on a red background, surrounded by a yellow-bordered star.