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  United Kingdom Map - United Kingdom Hotels - United Kingdom Flag - Detailed travel map of United Kingdom Hotels
Apart from the land border with the Irish republic, the United Kingdom is surrounded by sea.
To the south of England, and between the United Kingdom and France, is the English Channel.
Continue your trip in United Kingdom at the Giant's Causeway on the north Antrim coast.
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  United Kingdom - History of the Flag
The flag became 'the ensign armorial of the United Kingdom of Great Britain' as one of the provisions of the Act of Union in 1707, when the kingdoms of England and Scotland were united.
During the reign of Queen Victoria, the Royal Standard was considered to be the Standard of the United Kingdom, and not the Standard of the Sovereign.
Wilson (1986), p.34, said that 'This flag (a Union Jack with a white border) was introduced in 1823 as a signal for a pilot in Marryat's Code of Signals for the Merchant Service and later came to be worn as a jack'.
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Minutes are as stated according to the card and can be used anywhere from within the U.S., anytime at your convenience, from any phone except payphones (for which additional charges will be incurred).
The United Kingdom was the center of the British Empire and the strongest of the colonial conquerors.
The United Kingdom is also home to some of the greatest writers of all times such as William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William Wordsworth.
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 flag of United Kingdom flags
Evolution of the Union Jack as the flag of the United Kingdom
It should thus be noted that the jack flag had existed for over a hundred and fifty years before the jack staff came into being, and its name was related to its size rather than to the position in which it was flown.
Naval flags were changed in 1908 when the Admiralty decided that the blue in Union Flags and Ensigns should be the same shade of blue as that selected by King Edward VII for the Royal Standard.
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 United Kingdom Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The flag is normally called the "Union Jack" because it represents a union of countries - England, Ireland, and Scotland and Wales (the flag does not include a flag from Wales because Wales was never ruled in the same way that the other countries were ruled).
If your nation's flag has a little Union Jack in the corner of it, then your country is probably a member of the Commonwealth Nations which include: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Tuvalu, the state of Hawaii, the Australian States and the three Canadian States.
The Union Jack is the most important of all British symbols, and it is flown by representatives of the United Kingdom all over the world; in the military and the navy, and in royalty.
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 Gibraltar (United Kingdom)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The flag is white with a red stripe at the bottom with a three-towered, two-tiered red castle in the white section.
Gibraltar's official flag is the Union Flag, though a banner of the original Spanish arms of the colony granted in 1502 has been in use by citizens since 1966.
The city flag is a banner of the arms, and the arms are the flag badge for both the blue ensign and now the red ensign.
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 United Kingdom
The UK flag consists of three elements: the cross of St. George (red on white) for England, the cross of St. Andrew (white diagonal on blue) for Scotland, and the so-called cross of St. Patrick (red diagonal on white) for Ireland.
Impalement and quartering would each have resulted in a flag where one or other of the constituent flags was in the superior position; next to the hoist, or in the upper canton.
The heraldic banner is properly a square flag, but for a flag flying in the wind from a flag pole some increase in length over the depth is admittedly desirable.
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 United Kingdom Flag
This is one of the most recognizable flags in the world and has been set on every continent and ocean on Earth.
The Union Jack is actually made up of three simpler flags overlaid on each other representing separately the major geo-political regions of the United Kingdom.
The first flag incorporated into the current flag design is the Cross of Saint Andrew (also called the Saltire).
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 How to draw the Union Jack — accurately
The flag of the United Kingdom, the Union Jack, is a superposition of the flags of Saint George (for England), Saint Andrew (for Scotland) and Saint Patrick (for Ireland).
A jack is a sea flag, a small flag, generally rather square in its proportions, flown from a flagstaff rigged on the bowsprit or stem of the vessel.
The specification of the geometry of the US flag, though not of the colours, can be found at www.usflag.org (and there is a local copy at www.jdawiseman.com), and that of the Australian flag at www.itsanhonour.gov.au/pdf/flag_template.pdf (local copy).
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 Flags of the World - United Kingdom
This flag began in the last half of the 13th century as a white flag with the red cross of St. George.
In 1603 King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England he became the first king to unite England and Scotland under a new flag combining the Cross of St. Andrew, patron Saint of Scotland, with the cross of St. George, patron Saint of England.
This flag was flown by the Royal Navy and was referred to as the "Union Jack".
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 Flag of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It consists of the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England), edged in white, superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which are superimposed on the Saltire of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland).
Currently the flag is flown on days marking the birthdays of members of the Royal family, the wedding anniversary of the monarch, Commonwealth Day, Accession Day, Coronation Day, The Queen's official birthday, Remembrance Sunday and on the days of the State Opening and prorogation of Parliament.
The flag is only flown on public buildings as decided by Department for Culture, Media and Sport or on the command of the British monarch.
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 United Kingdom (UK) Flag
The United Kingdom flag pictures the crosses of the Patron Saints of England, Scotland and Ireland on a blue field as follows:
The Meaning and History of the the Union Jack, or given its correct title the Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom.
A Flag of United Kingdom (UK), when in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning in private with all due care and respect
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 Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This flag is commonly known as the Union Flag or Union Jack.
Also see Image:Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg for the 3:5 ratio version.
This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia.
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 Why buy from Flagman of America, worlds largest and most complete store for flags, flagpoles and flag accessories.
As the BRITISH UNION FLAG it was that standard raised by the Jamestown settlers in 1607.
In 1707 Queen Anne adopted a new flag for the United Kingdom - The Union Jack on a field of Red.
Shortly before the war of 1812, two new states were added to the Union and a flag consisting of 15 stars and stripes was created.
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 United Kingdom (British) Flag
This United Kingdom flag is authentically reproduced with special attention to detail and durability.
Each flag is available for outdoor use, made with a heavy polyester heading and two brass grommets, or for indoor use with lined pole hem, velcro tabs and fringe.
There are 5 flag sizes available which are 4" x 6", 2' x 3', 3' X 5', 4' X 6' and 5' X 8'
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Information about the world flags in this unit will be provided in the future so you can enjoy knowing more about them in additions to enjoying the beauty of the flags.
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The design and colors (especially the Blue Ensign) have been the basis for a number of other flags including other Commonwealth countries and their constituent states or provinces, as well as British overseas territories.
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 united kingdom flag and description
The United Kingdom flag was officially adopted on January 1, 1801, and it's arguably the world's best known flag.
In short, this striking flag is actually a combination of England's St. George's Cross (the centered red cross bordered in white), St.
All maps, graphics, flags and original descriptions created by Graphic Maps, a d/b/a of the Woolwine-Moen Group, unless otherwise noted and/or directly linked to the source, and use of same for any application whatsoever (with the exception of outline maps) requires written permission.
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 United Kingdom Flag - Nylon (5' x 8')
This 5' X 8' flag of the United Kingdom is authentically reproduced with special attention to detail and durability.
Each flag is made with a heavy polyester heading and two brass grommets.
United Kingdom Flag - Nylon (2' x 3')
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 The Union Jack - (Union Flag) - UK flag
Union Jack, is the national flag of the United Kingdom.
The term “jack” refers to the flag that is flown from the bowsprit of a ship, often denoting nationality.
The Union Flag is commonly known as the Union Jack, although the exact origin of the name is unclear.
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 United Kingdom : British Flag Merchandise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Available in several sizes and styles from miniature desktop to full-size and on coffee mugs, pin-back buttons, magnets, bumperstickers, enamel pins..
3 x 5 foot flag - Fullsize flags are fully dyed and sewn on all sides with 2 brass grommets used for attaching to a flag pole.
flag enamel pins - made of etched soft enamel, approximately ¾” wide with a butterfly clutch back attachment.
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 About United Kingdom - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
The United Kingdom, often referred to simply as 'Britain', is a constitutional monarchy with a unitary state and is composed of four constituent parts: the three constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
In total it is estimated that the UK includes around 1098 small islands, some being natural and some being crannogs, a type of artificial island which was built in past times using stone and wood, gradually enlarged by natural waste building up over time.
The culture of the United Kingdom is rich and varied, and has been influential on culture on a worldwide scale.
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 United Kingdom World Flags - United Kingdom Flag
United Kingdom flags for displaying indoors or out.
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 United Kingdom
The Pantone colours (186 for the red and 280 for blue) are the official ones for the Union Flag and all UK derivatives (Bartram 2004).
The design is very distinctive and its use in other colour combinations has been adopted by some football (soccer) team supporters.
In particular fl and white union jack flags are used by Newcastle United(?) fans.
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 United Kingdom Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is sometimes called the Union Jack.
This red, white, and blue flag was first used in 1801.
The Union Jack is a combination of the flags of England (the cross of St. George), Scotland (the cross of St. Andrew), and Ireland (the cross of St. Patrick).
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 World Flag Database: United Kingdom
The Red Ensign is the appropriate courtesy flag for civilian ships visiting UK waters.
The Civil Air Ensign is the correct national flag to fly at civil air facilities.
Flag Drawings © The Flag Institute and Graham Bartram
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Single lapel pins depict one waving flag whole double lapel pins depict a waving flag along with a waving U.S. Flag.
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 United Kingdom of Great Britain's Flag Quiz/Printout - EnchantedLearning.com
This is a thumbnail of the British flag printout to color.
The flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain is sometimes called the Union Jack.
This red, white and blue British flag was first used in 1801.
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 United Kingdom of Great Britain's Flag - EnchantedLearning.com
The flag of the UK is a combination of the flags of England (the cross of St. George), Scotland (the cross of St. Andrew), and Ireland (the cross of St. Patrick).
A flline master (printable) of the flag of Scotland to color.
Learn about the geography, of the United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland.
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 United Kingdom - Flag - Introduction - Background
United Kingdom - Flag - Introduction - Background
As the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science.
At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface.
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