Flags are not like the historical UVF flags of 1913

Dear Sir,

I refer to your article “UVF terror flag displayed in Northern Ireland town hall during band competition” (News October 18)

May I respectively point out that there is no way in which any excuse can be made that these flags are ‘historical’.

The four flags displayed at this Band Contest bear no resemblance to any historical flag of the UVF of 1913.

None of the UVF 1913 Flags which I have seen have the St George’s Cross in the quadrant rather; ratter they (rightly) contain the Union Flag.

These flags displayed in Carrickfergus Town Hall would appear to have more in common with the modern UVF Flag created by Gusty Spence in Long Kesh.

Yours etc

Rev Brian Kennaway

Presbyterian Minister (Retired)

This letter appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on Tuesday 24th October 2017. A similar letter appeared in the Belfast News Letter on Thursday 26th October 2017