Red Ensign civilian flag also known as a red duster
Red Ensign fully sewn using very durable flag bunting fabric
Our fully sewn woven MOD approved flag fabric Red Ensigns are manufactured using British Ministry of Defence MOD approved high quality flag making material . Manufactured in UK , 155 g/sqm MOD woven polyester is the most durable flag fabric on the market today, hand sewn in the uk by experienced seamstresses . Apart from its outstanding durability, woven flag polyester has a pleasant natural feel and non-shiny cotton/wool like look.
All stitched Red Ensign flags are fitted with heavy duty reinforced cotton header and by default are supplied with traditional British rope & toggle fixing.
The price displayed on this page is the price paid plus a small additional postage charge. All flags are sent recorded delivery.
Our Red Ensign fully sewn flags come with traditional rope and toggle flag fixing.
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 red ensign flag
Rope and ash toggle fixing
Ready to fly
Flags supplied ready to fly
0.5 Yard – 3 yard always in stock
Additional Sizes Available on Request with a quick turn around.
Other Flag fixings available on request such as Ingle Field clips, metal eyelets and many more.
Fully Sewn Red Ensigns made from the Highest Grade Woven flag Polyester.
Our flags are traditional hand sewn and manufactured from one piece of flag cloth with no sewn line or joins
The Red Ensign Flag and its history.
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.