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[Cambridge City Council flag] image located by Pete Loeser, 15 September 2020 (source)
Banner of Arms flag used by Cambridge City Council at the Cambridge Guildhall

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Introduction: The City of Cambridge

At the City of Cambridge website it says: "The 1207 Charter of King John granted the town the right to elect a mayor, 'whom they will and when they will'. Up to this time, the town had four bailiffs as its principal officers, but now wanted one person at its head. The Borough of Cambridge, recipient of many royal charters, was granted a coat of arms in 1575. Not until 1951 was the borough granted the status of a city, and this was re-awarded in 1974 after local government reorganisation." (source)
Jonathan Dixon, 1 December 2003

The City of Cambridge: About the flag

Recently I saw what is presumably the flag of Cambridge City Council flying from the Guildhall in Cambridge. The flag was light blue, with reduction of the coat of arms of Cambridge City centered upon it. (source)
Jonathan Dixon, 1 December 2003

The City of Cambridge: Coat of Arms

[Cambridge Coat of Arms] image from Jonathan Dixon, 1 December 2003

This is an image of the city coat of arms first awarded the city in 1575 and re-awarded in 1874 after local government reorganisation. On the city website it say: "The elements used emphasised the importance of river born trade to the town, and the privileges granted by many kings over the centuries. (The rose and fleur de lis are royal badges). The arms conferred on the town by the Clarenceux King of Arms, Robert Cooke, in 1575 were described as: Gules, a bridge, in chief a flower de luce gold between two roses silver on a point wave three boats sable, and to the crest upon the healme on a wreath gold and gules on a mount vert a bridge silver mantled gules doubled silver, the Arms supported by two Neptune's horses the upper part gules the nether part proper finned gold." (source)
Jonathan Dixon, 1 December 2003