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British Colonial Red Ensign Flag 3 X 5 ft. Standard
British Colonial Red Ensign Flag 3 X 5 ft. Standard

British Colonial Red Ensign Flag 3 X 5 ft. Standard

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This is the British Colonial Red Ensign Flag is a British Flag. The first version of the Red Ensign was used in 1621, by both the King's ships and merchantmen. By 1633 the striped ensigns had been abandoned and Red, Blue and White ensigns were used by the English fleet to denote the three different squadrons.

The British Red Ensign Flag flew over the American Colonies after 1707, until the American Revolution. In 1707, Scotland’s Parliament, against the protest of many Scots, united with England and formed Great Britain. (The Robert Burns expressed the sentiment of many a Scot when he wrote the line, "We’re bought and sold for English gold, Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation!") The Union Flag seen in the upper corner of the Red Ensign became the official flag of Great Britain.

Many countries that were formerly part of the British Empire used the Red Ensign and added their own coats of arms or other symbol to create their own national flag. Bermuda is a good example of this. This tradition even made its way onto a state flag of our own nation: Hawaii is the only U.S. state to still have the Union Flag on its own, symbolizing its own historical background with Great Britain (Hawaii was unknown to the Western world until British Captain James Cook encountered it on one of his voyages in the Pacific).

It should be noted that the current British Union flag also has the red diagonal cross colors of Ireland, which is not seen on the flag. Northern Ireland joined with Great Britain to form the United Kingdom, the official date being January 1st of 1801.
FLAG QUALITY AND USES
 
Standard Quality 
Construction: Super-weave polyester
 
- Our most popular quality level 
- 100%  synthetic waterproof material
- Designs are through-printed and visible on both sides 
- Bright, fade-resistant inks
- Double stitched edges all around
- Reinforced grommet holes with metal rings
- Attaches easily to any flag pole with grommets
 
RECOMMENDED USES:
 
- Fair weather outdoor display
- Light weight lets flags fly well even in light breeze 
- Excellent for events, indoor display and theatrical use
- Seasonal decoration, home use
- Demonstrations, protests, parades

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