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Thread #168067   Message #4059472
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
16-Jun-20 - 06:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Union Flag and English values
Subject: RE: BS: The Union Flag and English values
Jos: I have looked up a few flags, and it seems that the flag of St David is a yellow cross on a black background and the flag of St Piran (a 5th century Cornish abbot) is a white cross on a black background. So by replacing the blue with black, retaining the red cross of St George on the white cross, and removing the white St Andrew's cross leaving just a red diagonal cross, a flag could be created representing England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Cornwall. Further adjustments could then be made if/when necessary.

This would not represent Wales, as the only changes which you might think would incorporate St David is the inclusion of a black field. This (and the white cross) could just as easily be only to represent Cornwall.
Any way, while Scotland (as a stand-alone) is represented by the saltire, and England similarly by the cross of St George, the established flag of Wales is a red dragon on a field of white and green.
And, the flag of St David is a gold cross on a black background.

ABCD: With regard to what flag will replace the current "Union Jack" ("jack" is really only appropriate for a flag at sea, by the way). A bit of pedantry which fails spectacularly as the flag of the UK can be described as either The Union Flag, or The Union Jack. Flag Institute sums up the relevant information.