Red Ensign - sewn, 1 1/2 yard
Red Ensign - sewn, 1 1/2 yard ~ Pavillon Red Ensign, cousu 137x68cm ~ Bandiera Rossa Regno Unito cucita 137x68cm ~ RED ENSIGN FLAGGE 137x68 cm ~ Enseña roja UK cosida 1 1/2 yd ~ Red Ensign - sewn, 1 1/2 yard
The Red Ensign or "Red Duster" is a flag that originated in the early 17th century as a British ensign flown by the Royal Navy and later specifically by British merchantmen. The precise date of its first appearance is not known, but surviving receipts indicate that the Navy was paying to have such flags sewn during the 1620s. It is currently used as the civil ensign of the United Kingdom.
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