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Michael Kevin O'Leary (Irish: Micheál Caoimhín Ó Laoire) is an Irish businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Irish airline Ryanair. He is one of Ireland's wealthiest businessmen.[2]Michael Kevin O'Leary (Irish: Micheál Caoimhín Ó Laoire) is an Irish businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Irish airline Ryanair. He is one of Ireland's wealthiest businessmen.

Carolyn McCall joined easyJet on 1 July 2010 as Chief executive Officer. Carolyn previously was Chief Executive of Guardian Media Group plc.
Carolyn was non-executive director of Lloyds TSB (from 2008-2009) and was a non-executive director of Tesco Plc (2005-200Cool, and of New Look plc (1999-2005). She was Chair of Opportunity Now and a former President of Women in Advertising and Communications London (WACL).
Carolyn has recently been reappointed as non-executive Director of New Look plc.
She was on TV last night at Southend Airport flying the UnionFlag upside down, obviously in distress
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/geography/unionjack7.html
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I find it strange that a person can be on a number of company boards....clearly being a board member is not a full time job.
Some cynics may suggest it's not even a job at all regardless of the salary it can attract.
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Executive positions are full time and I be surprised if they have more than one or two non-executive positions. Think you will find profession non-executive that are on many boards and will be Chairman of the Remuneration committee
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She was on TV last night at Southend Airport flying the UnionFlag upside down, obviously in distress
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/geography/unionjack7.html

Can you fly the Union Flag upside done when holding it?
Can't find any protocol for it, but if on a port side of a tail fin it has to be the obverse, must treat the front of the plane as the mast.
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did you try clicking that link that you quoted? Roll eyes Cool
all the info is there
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When flying upside down it referenced to a mast. When holding by hand are you saying it's referenced from the right?
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you obviously didnt look at or read the link
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The Bob-sleigh Team are holding the Union Flag in the orientation that it have to be on the port side of a plane rear fin. So why is it upside down when being hold? 
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I better add that I always thought it was bad that people hold the flag upside down but I can't find any protocol document specifying how it should be hold. All references is when one edge is fixed.
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I am glad I dont have to fly it on Ap 23rd
As a person whose Dad was County commissioner for Rover Scouts and I did 25 years as a section leader, and that web site is for a Junior School, I can categorically state you are wrong
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All you need to know about Union Flag protocol http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=11865&p=0 also showing the tail fin. Nothing about how to hold it.
With the diagrams showing the flag upside down if the flagpole is positioned on the other side the flag it will be the correct way up. This is the basis of my question can a flag be upside down when being held? It's upside down if you assume the flagpole is on the right but correct if it's on the left.
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did you look at this one?  http://www.flaginstitute.org/index.php?location=7.1.2#index3, its the origin of the Sunderland article
as it had your plane tail fin
On Vehicles
A car flag should be placed on a staff fitted to the front-right wing, in the centre of front edge of the bonnet, or in the centre of the front edge of the roof. If two flags are to be flown, the senior flag should be on the front-right wing and the junior flag on the front-left wing.
When flags are painted onto a vehicle, or on the tail fin of an aircraft, the flag on the port side should show the obverse of the flag (ie. the flagpole on the left), while that on the starboard side should show the reverse (ie. the flagpole on the right). On surfaces perpendicular to the direction of travel (eg. the back of the vehicle) the obverse of the flag should be shown.
Flat Against a Surface
Union Flag - If hung horizontally or vertically, the broad white diagonal should be uppermost in the top-left corner.
Other flags - If hung vertically, the edge that would normally be the top of the flag should be on the left, so, for example, ensigns have their Union Flag canton in the upper left corner. On ensigns that have an armorial badge, if possible the badge should be upright, and the correct way round.
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Athletes when we think they have the flag upside down in fact are holding correctly when they do their lap of honour as the wide white strip is at the top in the direction of travel.  Grin
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Interesting interview with Peter Rigby on the radio this morning, he founded Specialist Computer Centres (SCC) with £2000 of his own money in 1975.
SCC is now the largest privately owned technology company in Europe.
His company (Patriot Aviation Group) are the owners of Coventry Airport, the discussion of the 3rd Heathrow runway came up and featured (briefly)  "was the Hub concept" the right airline model.
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As part of the Titanic remembrance, the Morning presenter from BBC Essex, who lives in Burnham-on-Crouch flew from the Upgraded Southend Airport (now run by Virgin) which is his nearest, direct to Belfast on the new EasyJet service for this mornings broadcast on the numerous Essex connections
The last living person
The Marconi Radio that gave the Emmergency call
The Catholic Priest who stayed on the ship giving last rights
and a lot more