A former Bradford police inspector is involved in a campaign to instill more national pride to mark the arrival of the royal baby.

The idea of the Fly With Pride campaign is to encourage a sense of national unity between people from every culture, background and faith as well as fostering a deeper spirit of togetherness and instilling a sense of patriotic pride, loyalty and dedication to the UK.

On Sunday, August 11, the British flag is due to be flown from Christian churches, Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh temples, synagogues and mosque minarets, city squares and civic buildings, museums and business buildings in cities and towns across the country in an unprecedented, multi-denominational outpouring of national unity and pride.

Celebrations to mark the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first child will be held and prayers will be said in places of worship in more than 20 cities across the UK, including Bradford, Leeds, Halifax and Doncaster.

Kash Singh, who served as an inspector in the Manningham and Toller Neighbourhood Policing Team, is among the organisers.

He said: “We want to provide a greater sense of unity to bring the people of this nation together so they can show their pride and love of this country. The birth of the royal baby will be the start of this.”

Some of Bradford’s top restaurants will also be coming together to raise the British flag in honour of the birth, expected any day now.

Representatives of the restaurants met yesterday at Aagrah Midpoint in Thornbury to mark the start of the campaign. Taking part are Nawaab, Aagrah, Akbar’s, 3 Singhs, Omar Khan’s, Dragon Thai, Rocca Ristorante and the Ital.

Mohammed Aslam, managing director of the Shipley-based Aagrah restaurant chain, said: “This is a great occasion for the whole country to welcome our future monarch. It makes me proud to be British.”