07 May 2020
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is to fly the Jersey flag at its headquarters in London on Liberation Day (Saturday 9th May) to mark the 75th anniversary of the island’s Liberation Day.
The MoJ is responsible for managing the constitutional relationship between the UK government and the Crown Dependencies. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, the Right Hon Robert Buckland QC MP oversees all the portfolios of the Ministry of Justice and has responsibility for Crown Dependency business within Whitehall.
Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland QC MP said: "We are pleased to be flying both the Jersey and Guernsey flags to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands.
"Sadly, many of the commemoration events planned by the islands can no longer take place due to the pandemic, but I hope islanders are able to mark the day in their own way. This gesture is a symbol of the continued importance of our historic relationship, on this most significant anniversary."
Jersey’s Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, said: "Liberation Day is the most important day in Jersey’s calendar and the MoJ’s support for the 75th anniversary of the Island’s liberation from German rule demonstrates the close understanding we have developed over many years.
"I hope everyone in the Island can find their own way to mark this very special day."
The flag will fly on 102 Petty France all weekend.