About the Staffordshire flag

The Staffordshire flag is the flag of the county of Staffordshire. It was registered with the Flag Institute on 28 March 2016 following a competition between two rival designs. The winning design was proposed by the Staffordshire Heritage Group as a simplified version of the other candidate, the Staffordshire County Council Banner of Arms.

The flag incorporates the Stafford knot in gold on the de Stafford coat of arms. The symbol of the Stafford Knot is unique to the county with a venerable tradition and widespread usage. It is incorporated into the logo of the Staffordshire County Cricket Club and of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service amongst others. The colour scheme of gold on red is similarly included on many of the arms found in the county, such as the coat of arms of Keele University as well as on the arms used by Staffordshire County Council.