Half mast

WHEN the Union Flag is flown at ‘half mast’ it must be hoisted to the top of the mast and then lowered one third of the way down and flown from there.

Flying the flag halfway down the mast looks ugly and is against the rules of flag etiquette.

Also, Flt Sergeant Cox had a ‘minder’ who stayed close to him on the Bruneval Raid. He did not know that the man had orders that if it looked as though Cox would be captured he was to shoot him dead.