# Union Jack puzzle

celticcountry
Posers and Puzzles 14 Aug '06 13:26
1. celticcountry
14 Aug '06 13:261 edit
The Union Jack is not "always" the national flag of Great Britain.

Who here knows why ?
2. 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?
3. 14 Aug '06 23:29
Do we have to "know" or can we look it up?
4. 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?
5. 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?
6. 15 Aug '06 18:51
That is the Flag of St. George, applies only to England, not Great Britan / United Kingdom.
7. English Tal
Phoneless
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..)
8. 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.
9. English Tal
Phoneless
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.
10. 15 Aug '06 21:47
Originally posted by English Tal
True.
Thread starter is on holiday... Probably to a country that isn't the UK that uses the Union Flag...
11. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
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."
12. 18 Aug '06 17:57
It's also part of the Australian flag
13. 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...
14. Amaurote