Banner o Unitit Kinrick
The Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Northren Ireland uises as its naitional banner the ryal banner kent locally as the Union Banner or, popularly, Union Jack  (awtho this name is the ane that is richt whan the flag is flewn on a jackstaff at sea). The current design o the Union Flag dates frae the union o Ireland an Great Breetain in 1801. It conseests o the reid cross o Saunt George (patron saunt o Ingland), skirtit in white, happin the diagonal reid cross o Saunt Patrick (patron saunt o Ireland), that's happin the Saltire o Saunt Andra (patron saunt o Scotland).
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- Hansard Fourth Series Volume CXCII (192) pages 579-580 - formal announcement by the House of Lords
- Royal Navy: Ship's Badges and Flags, see Union Flag
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