The Société française de vexillologie was founded on 16th March,1985 as an association by Hervé Pinoteau, Lucien Philippe † and Pierre Charrié. It is a non-profit organization and it is registered at the Préfecture of Paris dated 13th June, 2003 and published in the official gazette of 19th July, 2003. Its head-office is located at the present time at: 8 rue de Courcelles – 75008 PARIS.
Since 1st July, 1991 S.F.V. has been a member of the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Vexillologie (F.I.A.V.) founded on 7th September, 1969, and whose current president is Michel Lupant (Belgium). As such, it takes part in the International Congresses of Vexillology (C.I.V.) which have regularly happened every two years since 1965. Its connecting element is Franciae Vexilla bulletin which is sent quarterly to all members (four times a year).
Its flag was adopted on 15th June, 1985. It uses French colors and is formed of a white cross fimbriated by an alternatively red and blue border. These borders are separated from quarterly blue and red squares by a white border (ratio 9-1-1-5-1-1-9)
Its board of directors
S.F.V. is directed by a committee appointed within the board of directors elected by the general assembly.
The Executive Committee:
Chairman : Hervé Calvarin
Vice-chairman : Michel Corbic
General Secretary : Cédric de Fougerolle
Treasurer : Bernard Colomb
Are also members of the board of directors:
Honorary President :
From the International Academy of Heraldry
S.F.V. and its staff aim to popularize vexillology in France and to catalyze the interest towards this young but exciting form of investigation which can be approached as subject of scientific studies as well as favorite hobby.
For this purpose, S.F.V. strives to connect with all the people who develop an interest for flags, whether specialists or not.
S.F.V.’s mission is also to represent French vexillologists at international level and to develop exchanges with foreign institutions having the same aims.
S.F.V. prohibits for itself promoting any flag for patriotic, ideological, commercial or any other purposes.
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Updated on April 5th, 2017