1. Standard membercelticcountry
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    14 Aug '06 13:261 edit
    The Union Jack is not "always" the national flag of Great Britain.

    Who here knows why ?
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    14 Aug '06 17:52
    Is it something to do with the fact that it is only the Union Jack when flown on a ship?
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    14 Aug '06 23:29
    Do we have to "know" or can we look it up?
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    15 Aug '06 10:09
    Well it's also the flag of the royal family, so I guess when it's doing that it isn't the flag of Great Britan... Or prehaps you are going on a technicality of Great Britan / United Kingdom?
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    15 Aug '06 12:14
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    The Union Jack is not "always" the national flag of Great Britain.

    Who here knows why ?
    Is the other flag the red cross over white backround?

    Perhaps this is because of the prevailent christan heritage of England?
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    15 Aug '06 18:51
    That is the Flag of St. George, applies only to England, not Great Britan / United Kingdom.
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    15 Aug '06 19:02
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    The Union Jack is not "always" the national flag of Great Britain.

    Who here knows why ?
    Union Jack=Only on ships
    Union Flag=Flag of GB and NI
    UK=Eng/Scot/Wal/NI
    GB=Eng/Scot/Wal

    The answer must be there somewhere! (I guess using maths, then NI is involved. NI doesnt have a constituent part in the flag for reasons long forgotten..)
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    15 Aug '06 20:091 edit
    Maybe we are looking in the wrong area, maybe he means Great Britan has another flag... Which would be the Union Flag, not the Union Jack, but he says "not always" which implies "sometimes" and by that logic the Union Jack is never really the flag of Great Britan.
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    15 Aug '06 20:31
    Originally posted by thespacemonkey
    Maybe we are looking in the wrong area, maybe he means Great Britan has another flag... Which would be the Union Flag, not the Union Jack, but he says "not always" which implies "sometimes" and by that logic the Union Jack is never really the flag of Great Britan.
    True.
    It's about time we knew the answer.......
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    15 Aug '06 21:47
    Originally posted by English Tal
    True.
    It's about time we knew the answer.......
    Thread starter is on holiday... Probably to a country that isn't the UK that uses the Union Flag...
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    17 Aug '06 22:28
    Originally posted by thespacemonkey
    Thread starter is on holiday... Probably to a country that isn't the UK that uses the Union Flag...
    A case of "I'm all right, Jack."
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    18 Aug '06 17:57
    It's also part of the Australian flag
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    18 Aug '06 19:06
    Originally posted by JYD
    It's also part of the Australian flag
    And the New Zeland, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Heard and Mc Donald Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Virgin Islands and several British ensigns, I don't think that's what this question is about...
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    19 Aug '06 14:08
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    The Union Jack is not "always" the national flag of Great Britain.

    Who here knows why ?
    User 8658?
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    19 Aug '06 16:39
    Originally posted by NZDrifter
    Is the other flag the red cross over white backround?

    Perhaps this is because of the prevailent christan heritage of England?
    While we wait for the Union Jack answer, what about the flag of England? To me it looks like it belongs to the Scandinavian set - Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. Does anyone know whether it originated when this land was run by the Danes?
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