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Flags for Canada Day

Postby Solina Dave » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:58 am



Does anyone know the appropriate flag location protocol, for the Canadian flag, on a Canadian motorcycle. Information regarding this on the Government of Canada (Canada Heritage website) states, that when affixed on a motor vehicle, " The flag must be on a pole firmly fixed to the chassis on the front right". That's all it states. That doesn't seem like a very convenient place to try and attach anything.
Any comments or alternative suggestions would be appreciated. I'd like to get it right!..............................Dave


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Re: Flags for Canada Day

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:12 pm

I did quite a bit of searching and was unable to find any etiquette specified for the Canadian flag other than for the "motor vehicles" mention you already quoted.

The US flag rules and etiquette seem similar to Canada's, and are shown here:

http://www.pgrofga.com/vehicleflags.pdf

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Re: Flags for Canada Day

Postby Raj » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:46 pm

Hello, The radio antenna seemed like the best place to attach the flag so there it is until it frays itself to threads. I have three more in the trunk. Happy "Independence Day" and have a safe weekend.

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Re: Flags for Canada Day

Postby Eboness » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:35 pm

Hello Dave, If you are talking about flying a Canadian Flag from your wing and on the trunk rack then it is considered
correct to fly your Canadian Flag on the right side of the rack as you sit on your wing. If you are talking about flying
the Canadian Flag and other nations flags from a flag mount say connected to your trailer hitch, it's considered correct
to the Canadian Flag in the middle of three flags or on the right if two flags but they all must be at the same height.
This arrangement is only correct for motorcycles. This information was given to me from a very good friend of mine
who is a sergeant motor officer in Los Angles police department who escorts dignitaries when they are in town. He said he
confirmed this with the State Department and Canadian Armed Forces. You might hear different but I consider this
source accurate and correct. I should also add that this information only applies if you are a Canadian riding a Canadian
registered motorcycle. If you are American riding a American registered motorcycle then the US flag would be in place
of the Canadian flag information above.
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Re: Flags for Canada Day

Postby Solina Dave » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:07 am

Eboness wrote:Hello Dave, If you are talking about flying a Canadian Flag from your wing and on the trunk rack then it is considered
correct to fly your Canadian Flag on the right side of the rack as you sit on your wing. If you are talking about flying
the Canadian Flag and other nations flags from a flag mount say connected to your trailer hitch, it's considered correct
to the Canadian Flag in the middle of three flags or on the right if two flags but they all must be at the same height.
This arrangement is only correct for motorcycles. This information was given to me from a very good friend of mine
who is a sergeant motor officer in Los Angles police department who escorts dignitaries when they are in town. He said he
confirmed this with the State Department and Canadian Armed Forces. You might hear different but I consider this
source accurate and correct. I should also add that this information only applies if you are a Canadian riding a Canadian
registered motorcycle. If you are American riding a American registered motorcycle then the US flag would be in place
of the Canadian flag information above.


Thank you very much for that information. That's exactly what I was looking for. If it came from your friend with the LAPD, and he's responsible for escorting visiting dignitaries, I'm quite sure that he's been briefed regarding proper protocols.

Thanks again............................Dave


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