At anthem4england we’re delighted that the think-tank British Future has begun campaigning for an English anthem.
And we’d be doubly delighted if, as indicated by this letter, The Royal Society of St George are also supportive of the campaign for an English anthem.
We need to have an anthem for England
I WRITE with reference to the article ‘England’s own anthem?’ (The Citizen, April 24).
In a couple of month’s time English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland athletes will form Team Great Britain and compete under the Union Jack in the Olympics. Hopefully, many of these athletes will be successful and stand on the rostrum to receive medals to the strain of God Save the Queen. Following that sporting event, early in the New Year of 2013 English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish rugby players will represent their respective countries in The Six Nations rugby tournament. Before each game the national anthems for each country will be played. It makes little sense that God Save the Queen should be the anthem of choice for England at this tournament, as the Olympics has clearly indicated it is the anthem of Great Britain.
The time has come for England to have a patriotic anthem like the other countries that form the union of Great Britain.
The Royal Society of St George should be supported in their aim to promote an English National Anthem and more importance should be attached to St George’s Day to celebrate all things English.
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There is nothing on the The Royal Society of St George website about an English anthem so we will write to them for an official statement.