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  Union Flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pre-1801 Union Flag is also shown in the canton of the Grand Union Flag (also known as the Congress flag, The First Navy Ensign, The Cambridge Flag, and The Continental Colors), the first widely-used Flag of the United States.
The current flag is blazoned Azure, the Crosses Saltire of St Andrew and St Patrick, quarterly per saltire, counterchanged Argent and Gules, the latter fimbriated of the second, surmounted by the Cross of St George of the third, fimbriated as the saltire.
The Union Flag was found in the canton (top left-hand corner) of the flags of many colonies of the UK, while the field (background) of their flags was the colour of the naval ensign flown by the particular Royal Navy squadron that patrolled that region of the World.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Union_Flag   (2777 words)

  
 Flag of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom   (597 words)

  
 The Flag Institute - The Union Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When the 'Union Jack' was first introduced, in 1606, it was known simply as 'the British flag' or 'the flag of Britain', and was ordered to be flown at the main masthead of all ships, warships and merchant ships, of both England and Scotland.
This word was in use before 1600 to describe a small flag flown from the small mast mounted on the bowsprit, and by 1627 it appears that a small version of the Union flag was commonly flown in this position.
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.
www.flaginstitute.org /fiunionflag.htm   (973 words)

  
 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.
The Union jack is to be seen quite often at a ratio of 2:3, and of course appeared in this form on the 1928-1994 South African national flag.
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.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb.html   (3219 words)

  
 Great Britain's Union Flag, 1606 - 1801   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although the British flag underwent a number of changes in the 17th century, the St. George's Cross continued as the official national flag.
For seagoing ships, however, the official banner was the Union flag (better known as the Union Jack), which combined England St. George's Cross with Scotland's St. Andrew's Cross (a white saltire on blue).
Although the post was abandoned in 1727, the Union flag probably flew at the fort.
www.sos.state.ga.us /museum/html/flag_1606-1801.htm   (178 words)

  
 UJ Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Flags of contrasting colours have been used to show the position of commanders in the field and their armies from early times.
The Union Flag as the King's/Queen's Colour was therefore carried into battle, along with their own Regimental Colours, by a number of Army regiments (artillery did not need them, as their rallying point was the right-hand gun; rifle regiments do not carry colours as their original role was as scouts, which required stealth and concealment).
Nowadays, the Union Flag is also carried in smaller form on the sides of Army vehicles and worn on uniforms as a distinguishing national emblem.
www.ujnews.com /html/flags.shtml   (970 words)

  
 Grand Union Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first flag of the colonists to have any resemblance to the present Stars and Stripes was the Grand Union Flag, sometimes referred to as the Congress Colors, the First Navy Ensign, and the Cambridge Flag.
Later the flag was raised on the liberty pole at Prospect Hill, which was near George Washington's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
It was our unofficial national flag on July 4, 1776, Independence Day; and it remained the unofficial national flag and ensign of the Navy until June 14, 1777, when the Continental Congress authorized the Stars and Stripes.
www.foundingfathers.info /American-flag/Grand-Union.html   (269 words)

  
 Royal Union Flag
Yet, the claims made for the Union Flag being Canada's national flag were often so official sounding that they must be dealt with: in part, to examine their validity; in part, to understand the mood of the times.
The present Union Flag not only represents a political union of three kingdoms, that of England, Scotland and (Northern) Ireland, it is itself a union of the three flags which separately serve to represent those kingdoms: the crosses of Saints George, Andrew, and Patrick.
From ships, the Union Flag was apparently transferred to the Company's forts where it can be seen in early illustrations such as the one by Samuel Hearne showing a view of Prince of Wales' Fort in 1769.
www.fraser.cc /FlagsCan/Nation/Union.html   (6367 words)

  
 The Royal Union flag
First, it is the national flag of the United Kingdom, and second, it is flown as a symbol of membership in the Commonwealth and allegiance to the Crown as approved by Parliament on December 18, 1964.
When the Union Jack is flown during a visit to Canada by a person representing the United Kingdom, the normal grouping of one Canadian flag and one Union Jack will be followed.
The Union Jack may be flown with the Canadian flag at the National War Memorial and at similarly appropriate locations in Canada in connection with ceremonies marking anniversaries of events in which Canadian forces participated with other Commonwealth forces.
www.pch.gc.ca /progs/cpsc-ccsp/sc-cs/union_e.cfm   (467 words)

  
 South Africa (1928-1994)
The compromise design eventually adopted saw the flag of the Republic of the Orange Free State hanging vertically in the centre of the white stripe of the Princevlag with the Union Jack spread horizontally towards the hoist from the centre and the flag of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal) spread towards the fly.
The flag, commonly known as the oranje-blanje-blou (orange, white and blue) continued to fly until it was replaced on 27 April 1994 by the flag representing a democratic South Africa.
The flag generally used by Dutch vessels at, or before that time was in the colours of the House of Orange in honour of the Prince of Orange, the Stadtholder of the Netherlands.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/za_old.html   (3705 words)

  
 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.
The Union Flag, being the National Flag, appertains to the Nation as a whole, and cannot be considered as specially distinctive of individuals, or groups of individuals.
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'.
flagspot.net /flags/gb-hist.html   (4940 words)

  
 Grand Union Flag, 1775-1777   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although it is not exactly clear who created it and when, a new colonial flag was raised on January 1, 1776, at the camp of the Continental Army near Boston.
Known as the Grand Union flag, Continental Union flag, or simply the Union flag, this banner featured the British Union Jack as a canton on a field of 13 red and white stripes representing the 13 colonies.
It is likely that during the early years of the Revolution, American ships flying this flag docked at Savannah or sailed in the coastal waters off Georgia's mainland.
www.sos.state.ga.us /museum/html/flag_1775-1777.htm   (157 words)

  
 The Australian Flag - the Union Jack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Union Jack (also known as the Union Flag) in the upper hoist quadrant or first quarter of the Australian flag denotes Australia's historical links with Britain.
The Union Jack itself is a composite flag symbolizing the union of the historical components of the United Kingdom.
The first Union Jack was the Cross of St George combined with the Cross of St Andrew to for the Union Flag in 1606.
www.anbg.gov.au /oz/flag-union.html   (233 words)

  
 The Union Jack - (Union Flag) - UK flag
Union Jack, is the national flag of the United Kingdom.
“Union Jack” was officially acknowledged as an alternative name for the Union Flag by the Admiralty and Parliament in the early 20th century.
The Union Flag is commonly known as the Union Jack, although the exact origin of the name is unclear.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /geography/unionjack.html   (209 words)

  
 Royal Union Flag
However, tolerance of the use of a flag is not equivalent to enshrining it as the national flag.
A flag that lacks a legal basis is vulnerable to the caprice of fashion: Just as the Union Flag rose with the ascendancy of imperialism at the beginning of the twentieth century, it sank with the resurgence of nationalism in mid-century.
The Merchant Jack is a derivative of the Union Jack (the Union Flag serving in its role as a jack).
fraser.cc /FlagsCan/Nation/Union.html   (6367 words)

  
 History of American Flag | USA Flag Site
On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
Between 1777 and 1960, Congress passed several acts that changed the shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed for additional stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state.
The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.
www.usa-flag-site.org /history.shtml   (486 words)

  
 Bermuda
"The national flag of Bermuda is composed of a red background with the Union Flag (or Jack) in the upper left corner and the Bermuda coat of arms in the lower fly.
On the Union Flag the shield is placed upon the white circular background, which is surrounded by the garland.
Or only when used as a Union Flag (presumably including in the Governor's Flag) It could, of course, be a piece of spurious information Carr accepted as a fact.
www.1uptravel.com /flag/flags/bm.html   (870 words)

  
 The Union Jack or Union Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The flag is also known by another name, this too, emphasising the idea of union: the "Union flag", perhaps a less common term but a little more precise.
However, the flag was usually restricted to use at sea until the two kingdoms of Scotland and England were united in 1707.
At that time, with the union of Ireland and Great Britain, it became necessary to represent Ireland in the Union Flag and so the cross of St. Patrick was include thus creating the flag as we now have it.
www.know-britain.com /general/union_jack.html   (807 words)

  
 The Union Flag
Another woman is seen kneeling by the flag and kissing the corner of the flag.
This stirring image of the Union Flag has the words, "The Protector of All", and at the top, "All Men Are Born Free and Equal".
The upper left image shows the union flag being flown over a group of new recruits on their way to war.
www.sonofthesouth.net /Union_Flag.htm   (562 words)

  
 Union Flag
The Union Flag, or Union Jack, is the national flag of the United Kingdom and is so called because it embodies the emblems of the three countries united under one Sovereign - the kingdoms of England and Wales, of Scotland and of Ireland (although since 1921, only Northern Ireland has been part of the UK).
The St. George's flag was retained for England and the St. Andrew's flag was retained for Scotland.
The Union Flag of 1606 is still used by some loyalist groups in Ulster who prefer not to see the St. Patrick's cross on the flag.
www.seiyaku.com /reference/union-flag.html   (1320 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Rebranding puts black marks against UK flag
A campaign is being launched to modernise the red, white and blue flag by adding a touch of fl to reflect multicultural Britain in the 21st Century.
The union flag was first seen in 1606 and the version that we know today was drawn up by the College of Arms in 1801 to represent the Act of Union.
The union flag represents a union of countries.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/2981038.stm   (861 words)

  
 European Union Flag
This illustration of the European Union Flag is available for immediate download as a single flag or as part of a complete set of international flags.
Two sizes for each country flag are available: one in the official proportions as specified by the particular country and one in a standardized 3:5 ratio.
Our flag illustrations are used by major book publishers, magazines, government agencies, international organizations, professional sports associations, international companies and professional designers around the world.
www.flagart.com /flags/europe.htm   (443 words)

  
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