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Graham Bartram

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Name  Graham Bartram

Role  Designer
Graham Bartram httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Born  18 July 1963 (age 52) (1963-07-18) Montrose, Angus, Scotland
Occupation  Secretary-General for Congresses of FIAV; Chief Vexillologist of the Flag Institute
Books  British Flags and Emblems, DataMerge

Graham Bartram (born Montrose, Angus, Scotland, 18 July 1963) is a British vexillologist who is Secretary-General for Congresses of the Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques, the Chief Vexillologist of the Flag Institute, and a consultant to the British government on flag design and usage.


Bartram grew up in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and West Africa. While living in Accra, he developed his lifelong interest in flags. He was made a Fellow of the Flag Institute in 2005 for his services to the institute.

Flag designs

Bartram has designed:

  • A proposal of Antarctic flag. It portrays a white Antarctica (with no boundaries shown) on a light blue background. It was first flown over Antarctica by Ted Kaye in 2002.
  • The Queen's Colour of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
  • The flag of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.
  • The flag of Tristan da Cunha.
  • Symbols of the UK Border Agency (the predecessor of UK Visas and Immigration).
  • The flag of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
  • The flag of The National Register of Historic Ships.
  • Publications

    Bartram authored the book British Flags and Emblems and edits the British military flag book (now a CD-ROM and a website) BR20 Flags of All Nations. He wrote the booklet "Flying Flags in the United Kingdom" published by the Flag Institute in association with the Flags & Heraldry Committee of the United Kingdom Parliament. He maintains the World Flag Database.


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