2. No flag shall take precedence over the National Flag.
3. The National Flag, when carried in parade, is never dipped. Care
must be taken that the National Flag does not touch the ground as this
is would dishonour the flag and all it represents. In a parade when more
than one flag is carried the National Flag is carried in the centre or
on the LEFT as spectators would view it.
4. The National Flag is flown at half staff only when so directed by the Governor General through the Cabinet Office..
5. When two flags are flown, the National Flag is flown on the LEFT flag pole facing the viewer.
6. When two flags are flown together the National Flag is hoisted
first and taken down last. The National Flag is the symbol of
sovereignty and thus it must be hoisted before all other flags and taken
down only after all other flags are taken down.
7. No foreign
or commonwealth flag can be flown in The Bahamas unless the National
Flag of The Bahamas is also flown in an equal or superior manner. This
regulation does not include foreign embassies, Commonwealth high
commissions or consulates.
8. The National Flag of The Bahamas
is not flown at sea, but more properly, the Bahamas Red Ensign is flown
in its place and from the stern of the vessel or other place of honour.
The Defence Force and unarmed government vessels fly the ensign proper
to them. The National Flag of The Bahamas is flown as a jack at the bow
on Bahamas' Defence Force vessels only when not the vessel is not