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  Red Ensign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Until 1864, the Red Ensign was the principal ensign of the Royal Navy, and as such it was worn by ships of the Red Squadron of the navy, as well as by those warships that were not assigned to any squadron (i.e., those sailing under independent command).
Red Ensign of the Union of South Africa as it appeared from 1910 to 1912.
The Red Ensign was used in the early years after the creation of the Union of South Africa in the aftermath of the Boer Wars when the pro-British South African Party of Botha and Jan Smuts formed the government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Red_Ensign   (1664 words)

  
 Canadian Red Ensign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Red Ensign was used as early as 1868 on an informal basis.
In 1924, the Red Ensign was approved for use on Canadian government buildings outside Canada, and in 1945, the flag was officially approved for use by government buildings inside Canada as well, and once again flew over Parliament.
A blue ensign, also bearing the shield of the Canadian coat of arms, was the jack flown by the Royal Canadian Navy and the ensign of ships owned by the Canadian government until 1965.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Red_Ensign   (815 words)

  
 Red Ensign -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The red ensign has a (National flag of the United Kingdom) Union Flag in the (A small administrative division of a country) canton and may be defaced by a badge or shield in the (Two-winged insects characterized by active flight) fly.
The red ensign may continue to be flown on land in (The Oceanic language spoken by the Maori people in New Zealand) Maori areas or during Maori events under the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 in recognition of long held Maori preference for red flags.
Neither the red nor blue ensign enjoyed public support, particularly not from the (An official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish) Afrikaans speaking portion of the white population.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/R/Re/Red_Ensign.htm   (813 words)

  
 Queensland Red Ensign
Several Australian colonies flew red ensigns with distinctive badges as their merchant flags until federation in 1901, after which the Australian Red Ensign was adopted.
Some red ensigns with Australian colonial badges do exist, but these were unauthorised and most probably used on land by persons not entitled to use the Colonial government's blue ensign.
Minuted 10 Feb 1817, the Ensign is not directed to have a Star and letters as described in the drawing, and the Crown is to be in the Centre of the Red Jack (sic).
www.fotw.net /flags/au-ql-re.html   (1625 words)

  
 Red Ensign, Australia's 'forgotten' flag
Because the Blue Ensign (Commonwealth Ensign) was the official flag and it's use by ordinary citizens was discouraged many people from the Attorney General down used the Red Ensign as a de-facto Civil Flag.
This ensign was presented to the Imperial Reservists who left Australia in 1914, by the Honourable W M 'Billy' Hughes, then Attorney General and later Prime Minister, and personally handed to Corporal Edward Dawson Watson of the East Lancashire Regiment.
This Red Ensign was presented to him upon his embarkation by an anonymous donor simply signed as 'The One Woman One Recruit League', for which no information exists.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-flags/red_ensign.htm   (2087 words)

  
 Red Ensign - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Red Ensign is a flag flown as an ensign by merchant ships and other private vessels of the United Kingdom.
The red ensign has a Union Flag in the canton and may be defaced by a badge or shield in the fly.
Red Ensign at a protest in Toronto in defence of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel.
www.music.us /education/R/Red-Ensign.htm   (640 words)

  
 United Kingdom: ensigns
The seniority of the Ensigns was set in 1653 and was not altered by the Order in Council of 1864, as first Red, second White and third Blue.
Red, white and blue ensigns respectively, defaced with addition of white, red and red-with-white-outlined stars of the southern cross.
The colonial blue ensign, defaced with a modified version of the state arms on a disc was official for all purposes at sea.
flagspot.net /flags/gb-ensig.html   (1657 words)

  
 United Kingdom: history of the British ensigns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As far as the introduction of plain ensigns is concerned: Prior to c1625 English Royal Naval Ensigns were striped in various colours (green and white, red, white and blue, gold, white, and blue etc.,) with a white canton and red Cross of St George (or occasionally with a Cross of St George overall).
The exact date of introduction of the red ensign is slightly uncertain, however, it is known that the recommendation was made in 1625 and that the striped ensigns had become obsolete by 1630 (for warships).
Henceforth the White Ensign was reserved to the Royal Navy, the Blue Ensign undefaced to the Royal Naval Reserve and defaced with the appropriate departmental or territorial badge to government service, and the Red Ensign to the 'merchant navy' (as the term is in Britain).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-enshs.html   (2278 words)

  
 New Zealand ensigns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The statute also allows the Red Ensign to be used on land on occasions of Maori significance, continuing the long preference of Maori for the use of red in flags.
The red ensign (If I read Crampton correctly) was used with the flags of 1867, 1869 and 1900.
The roundel on the RAF Ensign is in the centre of the fly, and its diameter is
flagquest.com /FOTW/flags/nz_ens.html   (674 words)

  
 Flag History of Quebec (Canada)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The second arms are divided horizontally blue, red, gold, with *three* *gold* fleurs-de-lis on the blue, a gold lion on the red, and three green maple leaves on the gold.
Regarding the use of badges on red ensigns, the formal rule was that the proper flag for use by ships registered in the dominions and colonies was the undefaced British Red Ensign.
Officially red ensigns should not have been used on land, but as every Canadian knows, the practice developed throughout the empire for the general public to use red ensigns on land because the blue ensign was reserved for government use.
flagquest.com /FOTW/flags/ca-qchis.html   (1683 words)

  
 Ghost of a flea: Red Ensign Blogs
Anyone using the Red Ensign as a mark of a racist agenda shows they have no idea what that symbol meant or continues to mean to Canada's veterans.
The Red Ensign is the national color that Canada used before the Maple Leaf color was adopted.
Red Ensign bloggers are a group of Canadians and fellow-travelers (like me) who object not...
www.ghostofaflea.com /archives/002405.html   (1774 words)

  
 Red and Blue Ensigns, Canada
The Red Ensign, though many of my correspondents do not seem to appreciate this, was not used during World War I in anyway, shape or form for the Canadian forces.
Therefore, the Red Ensign became official for all purposes on September 5, 1945, by decree - on a temporary basis.
As an aside, before South Africa adopted the modified "Van Riebeck" flag in 1927, I believe it was the Red Ensign that was usually used in lieu of a national flag, rather then the Blue.
www.fotw.us /flags/ca_ensgn.html   (2478 words)

  
 Canada - the Red Ensign (flag before 1965)
A distinctive Blue Ensign for the province of Canada is authorized by the U.K. secretary of state for the colonies.
The British Admiralty approves the Canadian Red Ensign "to be used on board vessels registered in the Dominion." Widespread use of the flag on land continued, even on the Parliament buildings.
It was similar to the RAF Ensign, but with the Canadian roundel instead of the U.K. one, i.e., a red maple leaf replaced the red dot.
www.fotw.net /flags/ca-reden.html   (2517 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - red ensign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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ca.encarta.msn.com /red+ensign.html   (115 words)

  
 White Ensign: Jervis Bay - Ross Memorial Park: Heritage Resources Saint John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
MOST PEOPLE appear to think that the White Ensign has been the flag of the Royal Navy from time immemorial, but it was not until July 1864 that the White Ensign really became the flag of the RN.
The red and blue ensigns were not easily recognizable in the smoke caused by battles and could be mistaken, at times, for the flags of foreign ships.
The same Order in Council directed that the White Ensign was to be hoisted at 8 o'clock from March 24 to September 20, and at 9 o'clock from September 21 to March 24 at home and 8 o'clock or 9 o'clock, as the commander-in-chief directed, when abroad.
www.saintjohn.nbcc.nb.ca /Heritage/JervisBay/WhiteEnsign.htm   (368 words)

  
 Ravishing Light: And he waved a scarlet banner to and fro
I raised the Red Ensign before there was any formal association to go along with it, and I still stand by what I said at the time.
The Red Ensign to me stand for that which came before the slide into decadence and irrelevance, and we should be proud to maintain respect for many (though, admittedly, not all) aspects of the nation that Canada used to be.
A new member of the Red Ensign Brigade at Hammer Into Anvil also gives his reasons for joining, and questions why the largely-underage crowd at the anti-Bush protests were out of school.
ravishinglight.blogspot.com /2004/12/and-he-waved-scarlet-banner-to-and-fro.html   (2000 words)

  
 Ausflag - Australian Red Ensign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Australian Civil Ensign, or Australian Red Ensign, is simply a red version of the Australian National flag.
The history of the Red Ensign is intertwined with the history of the Australian National flag.
From 1901 to 1954 the Red Ensign was in practice, used as Australia's Civil Flag, i.e.
www.ausflag.com.au /flags/ensign.html   (290 words)

  
 The Maple Leaf Forever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"The Red Ensign with the Shield of the Coat of Arms of Canada in the Fly (hereinafter referred to as 'The Canadian Red Ensign') may be flown from buildings owned or occupied by the Federal Government within or without Canada...
The Cross of St. George (red cross on white background) is an ancient English banner.
The red "x" on the white background is St. Patrick's cross of Ireland.
www.canadafirst.net /maple_leaf_forever   (713 words)

  
 The Upper Canadian: Seeing Red (Ensign)
One that did catch my eye was the collection of bloggers who write under the name of Red Ensign Brigade, who presumably see in our late and somewhat unlamented unofficially official flag as symbol of everything that used to be fair and bright in our great land.
The Canada of the Red Ensign hadn't yet withdrawn from the great traditions and achievements of western civilization to wallow in whiny and toothless self-righteousness.
The point of the Red Ensign is, to a degree, to take the mickey out of the logo Canadians who proudly salute a flag which, quite deliberately, was designed to fly in the face of a certain conception of Canada.
uppercanadian.blogspot.com /2004/12/seeing-red-ensign.html   (1216 words)

  
 The London Fog: Red Ensign Standard No. XXI
The Red Ensign Standard brings together the best and most interesting posts of the past two weeks from a diverse group of bloggers who fly versions of the historical flag of Canada —; the Red Ensign.
Just as the Red Ensign group is made up of bloggers whose opinions range from conservative to libertarian to plain ol' cranky and otherwise, so the London Fog is composed of individuals whose interests cannot be summed up in a unitary label.
It is no coincidence that a common antipathy can be found among the Red Ensigneers to the governing Liberal Party that both gave Canadians their new flag and appropriated the shared interests that real national unity might once have supported in favour of its own.
thelondonfog.blogspot.com /2005/05/red-ensign-standard-no-xxi.html   (3745 words)

  
 The Last Amazon: Raising the Red Ensign
To me, the Red Ensign represents the meeting of Freedom with the old and new in a land untouched by the sins of what was.
The Red Ensign’s very own Damian, of Babbling Brooks reminds us that November 11th “shouldn’t be the only day we remember our war dead” and has an excellence series of posts on “Extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the Enemy” here, here here and here.
Our Red Ensign Brigadier, Ghost of a Flea, produces a super hero amount of posts on a daily basis and still manages to find the time to run the Winston Review.
thelastamazon.blogspot.com /2004/08/raising-red-ensign.html   (1242 words)

  
 First Canadian flags
The Red Ensign, a red flag with the Union Jack in the upper corner, was created in 1707 as the flag of the British Merchant Marine.
From approximately 1870 to 1904, it was used on land and sea as Canada's flag, with the addition of a shield in the fly bearing the quartered arms of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The Canadian Red Ensign was replaced by the red and white maple leaf flag on February 15, 1965.
www.pch.gc.ca /progs/cpsc-ccsp/sc-cs/df5_e.cfm   (489 words)

  
 Red and Blue Ensigns (Canada)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Chronology of the Canadian Blue and Red Ensigns', but is more or less assumed to have occurred.
Additional note, in his discussion of British Columbia, Fraser notes that the Canadian colonies were granted the right to place their badges on a blue ensign in 1865 and that a Vancouver Island resident did so but there is no evidence that this was widely accepted.
The Red Ensign was first authorized in 1892 for use on Canadian ships by the British admiralty...It was...used on Government buildings at the beginning of the century, but, because of the lack of formal adoption as a national flag, it was withdrawn by the Minister of Public Works from such use in 1908.
www.flagspot.com /flags/ca_ensgn.html   (2474 words)

  
 The Australian National Flag [Australian War Memorial]
In both wars, Australians fought under the Blue Ensign (since 1953 the Australian National Flag), the Red Ensign (since 1953 the Australian Red Ensign, the proper colours for merchant ships registered in Australia), and the Union Flag (the Union Jack).
In the First World War, both Australian ensigns and the Union Jack were used in recruiting posters, postcards and badges.
In the Second World War, the Australian ensigns were used more frequently.
www.awm.gov.au /encyclopedia/australia_flag.htm   (87 words)

  
 Cape of Good Hope (Colony -1910)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Cape Colonial Blue Ensign was used until the Union of South Africa came into being on 31 May 1910 when the Cape Colony became the Cape Province.
This flag was then used as an example for a version of the South African Red Ensign that also seems to have had a railway provenance.
I didn't know it, but I acquired a Manitoba red ensign (bison shield on disk) sometime back that was apparently made by the same company.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/za-cape.html   (801 words)

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