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Flags at half mast

By trevar - 16 July 2009 9

Just drove past the Lodge and noticed that the flag there and the one on Parliament House are flying at half mast at the moment. I had a quick look on Parliament’s site and my news feed but can’t see any mention of anyone significant dying.

So does the RA community know why it is so?

What’s Your opinion?


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9 Responses to
Flags at half mast
jackal 11:54 pm 17 Jul 09

i thought it was to mourn the loss of Aussie Pride with the impending CMC development in Nicholls. Canberra’s darkest day.

BerraBoy68 6:34 pm 16 Jul 09

Mr Evil said :

Ted Kenna – now there’s a brave bloke who wasn’t afraid to (literally!) stand up for his mates in times of trouble.

Evil, Good point, well made!

trevar 4:55 pm 16 Jul 09

Wraith said :

The death of common sense in Canberra???????

That was decades ago, and Canberra wasn’t the only loser…

Thanks all, especially WMC for the site.

Wraith 4:51 pm 16 Jul 09

The death of common sense in Canberra???????

Mr Evil 4:46 pm 16 Jul 09

I thought it might be to mourn the fact that Rudd has let the Chinese get away with ignoring Australian concerns over Stern Hu’s arrest.

Ted Kenna – now there’s a brave bloke who wasn’t afraid to (literally!) stand up for his mates in times of trouble.

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:39 pm 16 Jul 09

This site’s the first place to check when you see flags at half mast around Canberra.

wishuwell 2:18 pm 16 Jul 09

State funeral Ted Kenna VC.

Brianh 2:18 pm 16 Jul 09

Australian National Flag to fly at Half-Mast

Thursday 16 July 2009

State Funeral – Mr Edward (Ted) Kenna VC

The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet has advised that a State Funeral for Mr Edward (Ted) Kenna VC will be held at 11am on Thursday 16 July 2009 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne. Mr Kenna was a great Victorian and Australian who displayed magnificent bravery in the face of concentrated fire in action on 15 May 1945.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast all day on Thursday 16 July 2009 from all Australian Government offices and establishments. Other flag stations are also welcome to half-mast their flags.

In accordance with flag protocol, all flags and ensigns at each flag station should be flown at half-mast during daylight hours. However, should it be the custom to fly the flags of other nations at your flag station, it would be appropriate to seek permission from the diplomatic representatives of that nation to half-mast their flag.

George 2:18 pm 16 Jul 09

K Rudd probably ordered it after the banana benders lost last night.

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