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June 11, 2004

The Red Ensign

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Red Ensign bloggers unite! And put this puzzle together while you are at it.

And then... I forgot about the Red Ensign scare.

And then... A CBC lesson plan entitled "What was wrong with the old flag?"

Posted by the Flea at June 11, 2004 08:25 AM | TrackBack
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This is just one red ensign, not THE red ensign. They are all lovely and are the British army or civil government flag for any part of the old empire, usually with the emblem of the locale on the fly. Consider the lovely yet somewhat Friendly Giant theme in this one:http://www.genx40.com/archives/2003/may/flags or the very lovely NS one: http://www.fotw.net/flags/ca-ns.html#Red. An interesting dissection of the underlying theory is set out in relation to the "flag of New England" here: http://www.midcoast.com/~martucci/flags/NEFlag.html.

Similarly, the governor of each locale in the empire had an appropriate emblem in the centre of the Union Flag. Here is the NS one: http://www.fotw.net/flags/ca-ns.html#lg.

Posted by: Alan at June 11, 2004 12:44 PM

Cheers for the link, Nick. :)

Posted by: Paul Jané at June 11, 2004 12:48 PM

It's the real flag and I'm proud to "fly" it on my site.

My buddies have a nice one hanging outside their apartment. Too many young ignoramuses think it's an Ontario flag when they see it for the first time.

Posted by: Jay Jardine at June 11, 2004 02:36 PM

I should have been more specific about this particular ensign... I had expected Paul to take me to task for going with the red leaves over the green!

Posted by: Flea at June 11, 2004 05:29 PM

When I was a callow youth in residence at University of Ottawa, a young lady on my floor had one such flag on her wall in her room. (Don't ask how I came to see the wall in her room) On the wall was a Red Ensign. Which was interesting since she was Quebecoise and something of a nationalist. It was also quite old, probably old enough to have the green leaves which Paul so adores.

Posted by: Dr_Funk at June 13, 2004 11:21 PM

Well far be it from me to not join a blogging revolution like this... I've bitten the bullet. I've got one up too. =)

Posted by: Chris Taylor at June 14, 2004 09:46 AM
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