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    The Welsh Flag


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    Re: The Welsh Flag

    It doesn't explain why the any part of the Welsh flag doesn't appear on the Union Jack unlike the English, Scots and Irish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    It doesn't explain why the any part of the Welsh flag doesn't appear on the Union Jack unlike the English, Scots and Irish.
    its because when the flag was first used we were part of england. a principality therefore not intitled to be on it.
    something like that

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    Re: The Welsh Flag

    I'm not sure you will immediately recognise the irish flag in the union flag.
    If you mean the flag of ulster then it is just a red cross the same as england, the only difference that it had a red hand in the centre of the cross which is not on the union flag

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    I'm not sure you will immediately recognise the irish flag in the union flag.
    If you mean the flag of ulster then it is just a red cross the same as england, the only difference that it had a red hand in the centre of the cross which is not on the union flag
    The Irish are represented by the cross of St Patrick.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Saltire

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    Re: The Welsh Flag

    If the Jocks vote to go it alone, will that be the end of the Union Jack as we know it 🤔

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47389680

    The Wessex 'dragon' is a Wyvern.

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    Dragons and saints. All myth, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    I'm not sure you will immediately recognise the irish flag in the union flag.
    If you mean the flag of ulster then it is just a red cross the same as england, the only difference that it had a red hand in the centre of the cross which is not on the union flag
    Before Ireland was independent, their flag was the st Patrick's cross, which is a red saltire on a white background.

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    Re: The Welsh Flag

    The 1606 flag at Jamestown (before the St Patrick's Saltire):

    jamestown flag.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    If the Jocks vote to go it alone, will that be the end of the Union Jack as we know it ��
    Fingers crossed then we'll be next to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Monk View Post
    Before Ireland was independent, their flag was the st Patrick's cross, which is a red saltire on a white background.
    Really? What Ireland are you talking of?
    The harp on a green background?
    Any one of the 4 provincial flags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    If the Jocks vote to go it alone, will that be the end of the Union Jack as we know it ��
    You do know it’s only the “Union Jack”, if it’s flying from a ship.

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    Re: The Welsh Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Louth View Post
    Really? What Ireland are you talking of?
    The harp on a green background?
    Any one of the 4 provincial flags?
    The red saltire represents the island of Ireland and St Patrick in Heraldry. It was adopted by the Order of St Patrick in 1780 to represent Ireland. Other Irish organisations soon adopted it as well. In 1800 after the Act of Union when Ireland agreed to become a Union with Britain, it was added to the Union flag in order to represent the joining of the Kingdom of Ireland to the Kingdom of Britain.

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