Banner o Unitit Kinrick

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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 [1] (awtho this name is the ane that is richt whan the flag is flewn on a jackstaff at sea)[2]. 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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  1. Hansard Fourth Series Volume CXCII (192) pages 579-580 - formal announcement by the House of Lords
  2. Royal Navy: Ship's Badges and Flags, see Union Flag