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image by Graham Bartram, 2 August 2010
When the College of Arms granted arms to the former Huntingdonshire County Council they included a flag. The flag appears in the crest; a red lion holds aloft a flag-staff and that flag is a banner representing Huntingdonshire. The flag is heraldically described as "Vert charged with a hunting horn stringed or", or in plain English green with a gold, ribboned hunting horn.
The arms are now owned by Huntingdonshire District Council. They are the Council's private property (as all heraldic arms are privately owned; there has never been a concept of the arms of a county as such.) The flag is unofficial, as all county flags are, but as it appears on an official grant of arms, the Huntingdonshire county flag shown there comes as close to "official" as any can do, we believe. According to the fact that the Huntingdonshire coat of arms is now the official coat of arms of Huntingdonshire District Council (in Cambridgeshire), I believe that this is now the flag of that entity.(source)
Valentin Poposki, 21 September 2007
The Huntingdonshire flag has now been registered on the
Flag Institute Registry (25 June 2009).
Jason Saber, 2 August 2010
image from Pete Loeser, 9 September 2020
According to the Heraldry of the World website these arms were first granted to the traditional county in April of 1937 and the Huntingdonshire (District) Council has continued to use them as their own.
Source: Heraldry of the World
Pete Loeser, 9 September 2020