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Isle of Man: Tynwald

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[Flag of Tynwald] image by Martin Grieve, 21 September 2004

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About the Flag

The flag of the Manx parliament (Tynwald) is on display in the chamber of Tynwald and is illustrated on their website. I believe it is a version of the mediaeval arms of the lords of Man.
Kenneth Campbell Fraser,
23 November 1998

This flag is a banner of the former arms of the Kings of Man, and is known as the MacDonald flag. It was first flown in 1971.
Pascal Vagnat, 25 September 1998.

Parliamentary flag of Tynwald, from a photograph posted by Andre Coutanche recently. I estimate from this that the ship is 1/2 the overall hoist width.
Martin Grieve, 21 September 2004

The Tynwald web site now has a much more comprehensive article on their flag - The Macdonald Flag, its history and inspiration here:
Colin Dobson, 16 April 2007