HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - flag protocol

Following the formal announcement of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's death as a sign of respect all flags were immediately lowered to half-mast.  Flags will remain at half-mast until 0800hrs on the day following the ceremonial funeral. This reflects a period of national mourning and sadness. 

Flag flying guidance 

The flag protocol has been followed in the following locations:


  • Workington Community Fire Station


  • Barrow Community Fire Station
  • Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow


  • Cumbria House, Botchergate
  • The Citadel Carlisle
  • Carlisle East Fire Station
  • Carlisle West Fire Station
  • Old Town Hall, Carlisle
  • Carlisle Civic Centre


  • The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven
  • St Nicholas Centre and Gardens, Duke Street, Whitehaven


  • Penrith Fire Station

South Lakeland

  • County Hall, Kendal
  • Town Hall, Kendal