India  

Union Jack

National flag of the United Kingdom

Union Jack    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Union Jack: National flag of the United Kingdom
The Union Jack, or Union Flag, is the de facto national flag of the United Kingdom. Though no law has been passed officially making the Union Jack the national flag of the United Kingdom, it has effectively become the national flag through precedent. The flag has official status in Canada, by parliamentary resolution, where it is known as the Royal Union Flag. Additionally, it is used as an official flag in some of the smaller British overseas territories. The Union Flag also appears in the canton of the flags of several nations and territories that are former British possessions or dominions, as well as the state flag of Hawaii. The claim that the term Union Jack properly refers only to naval usage has been disputed, following historical investigations by the Flag Institute in 2013.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Australian art festival cancels exhibit that asked for Union Jack to be covered in indigenous people's blood

australian art festival cancels exhibit that asked for union jack to be covered in indigenous people's blood
An Australian festival has been forced to cancel an exhibit that would have seen the Union Jack covered in the blood of indigenous people after a furious backlash.
Sky News - Published

Flag-waving Britons stage noisy Brexit welcome outside parliament

Singing patriotic songs and waving Union Jack flags, thousands of Britons flocked to a muddy patch of grass outside parliament on a damp Friday night to watch their moment of history: Britain's..
Reuters - Published

UK flags taken down at EU buildings in Brussels ahead of Brexit

Britain's Union Jack was removed from lines of EU member state flags at the European Council and European Parliament buildings in Brussels on Friday evening ahead of the United Kingdom's exit from the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters urge former colonial power UK to stand up to China

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing "God Save the Queen" and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' in plea to Britain

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing "God Save the Queen" and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honors..
Reuters - Published
Search this site and the web: