What is the nickname for the British flag?

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The nickname for the British flag is the Union Jack. Although it is only correctly known as this when flown on a ship.
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What does the British flag look like?

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What is the name of the British flag?

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What does the cross on the british flag stand for?

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What do the british flag colors mean?

The red on the British flag of the revolutionary war stands for St. George. He was in a war so the red stands for his blood. The white stands for the war he was in. I haven't quite found out what the blue stands for, I think it means freedom.

What was the British flag?

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Who was the British flag named after?

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Why does the hawaiian flag have the British flag?

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What is the nicknames of the American flag?

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What are the US flag nicknames?

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What is the British flag called?

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Who made the British flag?

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Why is Wales not represented in the british flag?

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