Our flags come with metal eyelets fitted to a reinforced header tape to the left side if the flag.
Anti-Fray is optional. Anti-fray is sewn onto the opposite end of the reinforced flag fixing side and the mesh takes the wear out of the flag allowing flags to last longer with more durability.
Key points per flag page
Metal eyelets fixing
Rope and toggle
Ready to fly
Flags supplied ready to fly
0.5 Yard – 6 yard
Other Sizes Available on Request
Other Flag fixings available on request, Rope and toggle, D rings, Brass ingle field clips, stainless steel (316 grade) flag fixing swivel clips.
Printed red ensign civil flag dye sublimation printed.
Purchase Options on each page
155g Woven polyester
Printed Red Ensign civil flag printed on MOD knitted polyester
Our Printed Flags are exclusively UK manufactured from very durable flag fabric 115g/sqm intended for professional outdoor use.
The Red Ensign Flag
The Red Ensign flag has been used by various organisations in the English navy, although today it’s used as a civil ensign. While no one is quite certain when the flag was first used, it can be traced back as early as the 1620s.
What is known is that in 1674, Charles II made a royal proclamation that declared the Red Ensign as the official flag for use on English merchant ships. During this time, the flag was a red rectangle with the English Cross of St. George featured in the upper left-hand corner.
When Great Britain was formed in 1707, the ensign was changed. The royal standard to be flown on all navy vessels of the state was now the British Red Ensign, which replaced the Cross of St. George with the Union Flag, a precursor to today’s Union Jack. This flag was also used by the colonial ships of the American colonies until they broke away to form their own country.
In 1801, with the creation of the United Kingdom, the Red Ensign was updated to use the redesigned Union Jack, which now included the St. Patrick’s Cross. By 1854, this flag was worn by British merchantmen, although that would later change.
The Red Ensign also served as the flag of the Royal Navy up until 1864 along with the White Ensign and the Blue Ensign. However, many felt that this was confusing, and so the Royal Navy eliminated the Red and Blue Ensigns. The Red Ensign was then exclusively used by the merchantmen.
Today, the Red Ensign is used by civil ships and throughout a number of British territories, including Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and the Falkland Islands.
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