Vexillology is the "scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags
The three flags shown are:-
The Union Flag, commonly called the Union Jack, which is the flag of the United Kingdom, as well as a flag with an official or semi-official status in some Commonwealth realms. It is also used as an official flag in some of the smaller British overseas territories. The Union Flag also appears in the canton (upper left-hand quarter) of the flags of several nations and territories that were former British colonies.
The origins of the flag date back to 1603, when James VI of Scotland inherited the English and Irish thrones (as James I), thereby uniting the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland
The flag of England is the St George’s Cross. The red cross appeared as an emblem of England in the Middle Ages. It also represents the official arms of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. The flag was used as a naval ensign from at least the 16th century, and it was used as a component in the design of the Union Flag.
It actually has no official status in the United Kingdom. It began to be flown as the unofficial “national flag of England” from about the 1930s, and since the 1990s has been in increasingly wide use at sporting events.
The flag of Wales. The flag incorporates the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr, King of Gwynedd, along with the Tudor colours of green and white. It was used by Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 after which it was carried in state to St Paul’s Cathedral. The red dragon was then included as a supporter of the Tudor royal arms to signify their Welsh descent. It was not officially recognised as the Welsh national flag until 1959.
As I live in both England and Wales and the two countries are part of the UK, I get to salute all three flags.
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