What is the nickname for the British flag?
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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The British flag combines characteristics of the three oldernational flags. The red saltire of St. Patrick representingIreland, the white saltire of St. Andrew to Scotland and the redcross of St. George for the Kingdom of England.
It has a red x shape in the middle with a red line down and across. The background colour is blue. See the related link for a picture from Wikipedia.
I can't think of 'nicknames' but it is known as The Saltire and the St Andrew's cross
Old Glory, The Stars and Stripes, The Red, White, and Blue, and TheStar-Spangled Banner are the most popular nicknames of the US Flag. Answer As there is no such thing as the American flag andassuming you actually mean the US flag then; old glory and the stars and stripes. You can also add, "Star…-Spangled Banner", and "Red-White-Blue". Answer: While some people don't like that Americans refer toourselves or other things in America as "American" ... this isindeed a completely appropriate moniker. ... the rest of thisgentleman's reply is accurate. (MORE)
the French flag is sometimes called 'le drapeau tricolore' in France, but that smacks of politicians speeches.
-- Flag vs Jack -- The British Flag is called the 'Union Flag', as it is comprised of the crosses of St Andrew (Scotland), St George (England) and St Patrick (Ireland). St David is not included because Wales is a Principality, not a Kingdom. The flag is called the 'Union Jack' when flown from a sh…ip. (MORE)
Answer . London is the capital city of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The red cross on white background is the Cross of St George, the flag of England. The white diagonal cross on blue background is the Cross of St Andrew, the flag of Scotland And the red diagonal cross on white background is the Cross of St Patrick, which represents Northern Ireland.
The red, white, and blue; Old Glory; Stars and Stripes, Star Spangled Banner. Hope that helps!!
If you mean the most well known of the Confederate flags (red background with 13 white stars on navy blue, piped white diagonal stripes) I think it was just called 'the battle flag' - The Confederates had to introduce this new design part way into the civil war because their earlier flag 'the stars …and bars' looked too much like the Union 'stars and stripes' - causing confusion in the smoke of battle! The Confederates had three official 'national flags' preceded by an unofficial one called 'the bonnie blue flag' which was a sigle white star on black background - i.e. the south under one star. The 3 national flags were 'the stars and bars' 'the stainless banner' and the 'third national flag' - these either looked too much like the Union flag - or in the case of the 'stainless' had so much white that they looked like a flag of surrender! hence the introduction of 'the Battle flag' (MORE)
The Australian flag has the Union Jack which is the British flag onthe top left hand corner because the British colonised Australia,and the Union Jack symbolises Australia's continuing ties withBritain. Australia has no continuing ties with the UK having legallyseparated in 1986 with the coming into… effect of the Australia Actson the 3rd of March 1986 . The Union flag is simply a hangover from Australias colonial era . (MORE)
Old Glory is one of the nicknames used for the US flag. The starsand stripes is another common nickname.
"Old Glory" Coined by Captain William Driver. Old Glory is nickname for the flag of the United States.
For correct drawing of the flag it needs to be a 1:2 ratio, which is what the government uses, or a 3:5 ratio, used in war.
This is actually the the confederate battle flag. The "crossed stars" is still incorporated in flags of a few southern states (Georgia and Mississippi maybe more). The official flag of the Confederate states of America changed many times in its short life. The Stars and Bars is the a common nickname…, but this is the name of the actual confederate flag that did not have the crossed star pattern at all. The "crossed stars" design is sometimes called the "rebel," "southern cross" or "Dixie" flag. The final official flag of the confederate states, "The Bloodstained Banner," did have the "crossed star" design in the upper right corner. (MORE)
The cross of St George, and the diagonal crosses of St Andrew & St Patrick.
It stands for protecting the people aka the Canadians from Britten who they love but spread apart from. The sun is the warmth from the other people.
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.
An amalgamation of of the English and Scottish flags, with the Saint Patrick's cross used to represent Northern Ireland.
In a case where you are looking up a state flag nickname don't get your hopes up. Most state flags don't have a nickname, and Tennessee is one of those many states.
The Union Flag was named so because in 1707 England and Scotland merged to Form Great Britain in the Act of union, and updated in 1801 Act of union to include Ireland. It is called the Union Jack, because jack is a term that used to be used commonly for any flag. Commonly now people refer to the U…nion flag as the Union Jack, either is fine, as there is some debate over the issue, however specifically the flag is a jack when its aboard a a British Warship that is in port. (MORE)
Because of Hawaii's relationship with the British. The Hawaiian king originally flew the British Union flag on its own, but a group of advisor's recommended it be changed to include stripes to represent the islands he had united.
"The American flag was first referred to as " The Star-Spangled Banner " by Francis Scott Key in 1814 when he wrote the poem, "The Defense of Fort McHenry". This poem later became our national anthem." "The American flag was first referred to as " Old Glory " by William Driver, a sea captain from… Salem, Massachusetts, in 1824 when he cried out "Old Glory" upon seeing a flag given as a gift first untangled from the bow of his ship as it left the harbor. That flag is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution. " Some of the other common nicknames you might hear are: . Stars and Stripes . Red, White & Blue If you want more information about the American Flag and to know some fun, interesting facts, check out the link below. (MORE)
During World War 2 it was often referred to as the 'meatball,' but it would not be politically correct to use the term today.
Names are Old Glory, Stars and Stripes and the Star Spangled Banner Old Glory, the Star-Spangled Banner, the Stars and Stripes, and the Red, White, and Blue
The flag of the United Kingdom, also called the Union Flag (the term Union Jack is in popular use, but refers to the flag only when being flown at sea), consists of the cross of St. George, present on the English flag, the cross of St. Patrick, present on the flag of Northern Ireland, and the cross …of St. Andrew, present on the flag of Scotland. (MORE)
The British Flag The official flag of Great Britain/United Kingdom is called "The Union Flag". But is better known and officially referred to by its common nickname, Union Jack. The Union Jack represents the four countries of Great Britain in a union, which are England, Scotland, Wales and Nort…hern Ireland. The Union Jack is a combination of the English flag (Saint George Flag), Scottish flag (St Andrew Flag) and Northern Irish flag (Saint Patrick Flag). The main red cross in the centre represents England (Saint George). The white crosses in the four corners represent Scotland (St Andrew) (before Ireland was added, these crosses were blue). The red crosses in the four corners represent Northern Ireland (St Patrick). Wales does not have a cross on the flag, despite being a member of Great Britain, because Wales is a principality, not a kingdom. What is the origin of the Union Jack? In 1603 Queen Elizabeth I of England died. King James VI of Scotland inherited the throne and became King James I of England. It was a union of the two royal crowns. In 1604 King James I proposed that both countries should be one united kingdom, rather than two separate nations. However both the English and Scottish Parliaments rejected this. So, King James I gave himself the official title of "King James Of Great Britain", which officially united both countries into one kingdom. However, the English hated the Scottish flag, and the Scottish hated the English flag. Therefore, to stop the two countries bickering, King James put the two flags together. At this time it was known as the "Flag Of Britain". Later on in history another cross for Ireland was added. Where did the name Union Jack come from? Firstly it was nicknamed "The Union" by British naval officers who flew the flag on their ships, because it represented a union of nations under one kingdom. Soon enough, the flag officially became known as the Union Flag. The name "Jack" represents the bowspirit which the flag flew from on naval ships. The two were added together to form the nickname "Union Jack". Anything else? The Union Jack might be changing soon! In 2007 Wales declared that they felt pushed aside by the United Kingdom because they are not represented on the Union Jack despite being part of the Kingdom. There is a debate whether Wales should be added to the Union Jack. If Wales is added, the flag will look even different. An artists representation of what the Union Jack would look like if Wales is added, is below in the related links. (MORE)
No, the English flag does however make up part of the British flag along with the Scottish flag and St. Patrick's cross of Ireland.
The British Union Jack flag was made up of three of the four different flags of each country Scotland the white diagonal cross and blue background , Northern Ireland red diagonal cross and white background, England the white background and red cross when put together this makes up the union jack.
the red plus sign stands for england the blue backround stand for scotland and the red x stands for ireland. If you're not sure what i mean, look at the british flag and you'll see what i mean!:)
Australia was a colony of the UK, hence the British Union Flag being incorporated in the design of the Australian Flag.
The four white and three blue wave-like lines symbolize the location of BC between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. The setting sun represents the fact that BC is the westernmost province. The Union Jack represents BC's British heritage. The crown is a symbol of the monarchy.
The united Kingdom flag was formed with the union of three 'nations'. England, Wales and Scotland. It was the merging of the 'nations' flags which formed the Union Jack and Britain.
The Union Flag (British flag) is made up of 3 crosses: -St. George's Cross (the red central cross) for England -St. Patrick's Cross (the red diagonal cross) for Ireland -St. Andrew's Cross (the white cross on the blue background) for Scotland
The history behind the British flag: It used to be called the Union flag/ Union jack because it represented the union of all the countries of the United Kingdom. The flag is an amalgamation of three flags, England North Ireland and Scotland.
Because Canada still recognises the British Monarch as being the monarch of their country, despite being politically separate from the United Kingdom.
When King James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne (including Ireland), a united kingdom was formed under one ruler. A new flag was made to represent this new nation, and it was formed from the flag of England (red cross on white background) and the flag of Scotland (white X-cross on blue b…ackground) to form the first Union Flag. Later, St Patrick's cross (red X-cross on white background) was added to represent Ireland, giving the striped red, white and blue flag known today. (MORE)
Wales does want representation and they have proposed the flag with the original 1801 flag with a dragon in the middle and instead of the red diagonals (St. Patrick's cross - Northern Ireland) they would replace it with green. This is unfair to Northern Ireland because then it would kick them off of… the flag. Also Britain's Union Jack has been the official flag for over 200 years. It is a national symbol depicted on MANY flags. It is a symbol of Britain itself. Changing it would be a horrible decision. (MORE)
the british empir flag was designed to show hhow powerful britain were by ruling over gigantic countries
The "Stars and Bars" is the common name for the first national flag of the Confederate States of America (CSA) dating from March 1861. The seven (7) stars in a circle represented the seven (7) states that seceded from the United States of America (USA). Eventually there were eleven (11) states that …seceded and two (2) border states that actually had representatives in both the USA and CSA legislatures. Counting those border states gave the stars and bars a final ring of thirteen (13) stars. (MORE)
It is due to the fact that Canada was under British monarchy until 1867. (Confederation)
Wyoming's state flag does not have a nickname. However, the state of Wyoming's official nickname is "The Equality State" which appears on Wyoming's state flag.
The British flag is also known as the 'Union Jack' or 'Union Flag' as it represents the administrative union of three countries that came together, under sovereignty, around 1921. The flag is a combination of three separate flags, that of Great Britain, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There is cont…roversy as to where the term 'Jack' came from, but the one common denominator is that it stemmed from the Navy. (MORE)
The original USA flag was the Continental Colors or Grand Union Flag. It was a British Red Ensign defaced with 6 white stripes, creating a field of 13 red-and-white stripes. In 1777 the crosses in the canton of the Grand Union Flag were replaced with 13 white stars. The pattern was not prescribed…, and nearly all of the period illustrations show different arrangements. This flag has had many nicknames over the years: "Stars and Stripes," "Old Glory," the Star Spangled Banner" to name a few. (MORE)
Most of the countries flags in the commonwealth have got the British flag on because the leader of the common wealth lives in England. That is Queen Elizabeth II
Names for the US flag include: Old Glory Stars and Stripes The Star Spangled Banner (name of the US anthem based on this flag)
I'm not sure what you mean by 'special name', but the official namefor the British flag is: Union Jack
The British Union Flag is made up of the broad white diagonal crossof St Andrew, on a blue background of Scotland; the broad red crossof St George on a white background; and the diagonal red cross ofSt Patrick, Ireland. There is no Welsh symbol as Wales isrepresented by the English cross of St Georg…e. (MORE)
007 is the number allocated to Secret Agent James Bond in IanFleming's novels, in which the main character was an operativeworking for British Intelligence.
The flag combines three older national flags. The red cross of StGeorge for England, the white for St Andrew of Scotland and the redfor St Patrick of Ireland