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United Kingdom (Union Jack) flag

The national flag of the United Kingdom was instituted in 1801 following the "Act of the Union" which united the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The flag comprises the red cross of St George (the patron saint of England) outlined in white and superimposed on the Cross of St Patrick (patron saint of Ireland) which consists of a red saltire on a white background. Once combined, the design is then superimposed on the St Andrew's Cross (the patron saint of Scotland) which consists of a white saltire on a blue background. Wales is not represented on the flag as it was part of the Kingdom of England when the flag was designed. The official Order in Council which created the new flag of the United Kindgom in 1801 described the flag as follows - "The Union Flag shall be azure, the Crosses saltire of Saint Andrew and Saint Patrick quarterly per saltire, counter-changed, argent and gules, the latter fimbriated of the second, surmounted by the Cross of Saint George of the third fimbriated as the saltire."

The flag of the United Kingdom is often referred to as the "Union Jack" or the "Union Flag". The flag's proportions are 1:2.

The flag of the United Kindgom may be flown by any individual or organisation on any day of the year. The government has directed that the flag be flown at half-mast in the following situations:

  • from the announcement of the death of the Sovereign
  • the day of the funeral of a member of the British Royal Family
  • the funeral of a foreign Head of State
  • the funeral of a former British Prime Minister

There has been some public debate about the possibility of including some representation of Wales on the United Kingdom flag (for example, the Welsh Dragon); however, this has not yet come to pass.

The flag of the United Kindgom - the 'Union Jack' - flies in London

The flag of the United Kindgom - the 'Union Jack' - flies in London

United Kingdom (Union Jack) flag 150x90cm
Dimensions for flag 1500x900mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) 150x90cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GBR/L
$22.00
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) flag 90x60cm
Dimensions for flag 900x600mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) 90x60cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GBR/M
$16.28
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) flag 180x120cm
Dimensions for flag 1800x1200mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) 180x120cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GBR/X
$34.32
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) flag 240x150cm
Dimensions for flag 2400x1500mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) 240x150cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-GBR/V
$89.00
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) hand waver flag 45x30cm
Dimensions for hand waver 450x300mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) 45x30cm polyester hand waver flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 60cm long and a diameter of 0.8cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-GBR/HW
$13.00
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) child hand waver flag 23x15cm
Dimensions for child hand waver 230x150mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) 23x15cm polyester child hand waver flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 30cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-GBR/HC
$6.99
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) desk flag 15x10cm
Dimensions for desk flag 150x100mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) 15x10cm polyester desk flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a black plastic dowel measuring 27cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a gold coloured plastic finial.
SKU: C-GBR/DF
$6.99
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) bunting 30 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 30 flags 230x150mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) bunting has 30 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-GBR/SF30
$59.00
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) bunting 10 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 10 flags 230x150mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) bunting has 10 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-GBR/SF10
$25.00
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) badge 9x6cm
Dimensions for badge 90x60mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) badge 9x6cm with edges over-locked in gold coloured thread. The badge can be affixed using a hot iron. Badges are also known as patches.
SKU: C-GBR/P1
$6.20
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) decal 12.4x8.2cm
Dimensions for decal 124x82mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) self adhesive rectangular decal, measuring 12.4x8.2cm. Decals are also known as stickers.
SKU: C-GBR/D1
$4.00
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) decal oval 12x9cm
Dimensions for decal oval 120x90mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) self adhesive oval shaped decal, measuring 12x9cm. Decals are also known as stickers.
SKU: C-GBR/D2
$4.50
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United Kingdom (Union Jack) decal oval arched 12x9cm
Dimensions for decal oval arched 120x90mm
United Kingdom (Union Jack) self adhesive oval arched decal, measuring 12x9cm. Decals are also known as stickers.
SKU: C-GBR/DOA
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Products specifications
Country Official NameUnited Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Country CapitalLondon
Country Code (3 letter)GBR
Flag Day1 November
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