England Flag (St George)
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom
The White Ensign, at one time called the St George’s Ensign due to the simultaneous existence of a cross-less version of the flag, is an ensign flown on British Royal Navy ships and shore establishments. It consists of a red St George’s Cross on a white field with the Union Flag in the upper canton.
English naval ensigns were first used during the late 15th century and the first was striped in green and white (the Tudor colours) but as the monarchy changed other colours and styles were introduced until 1800 when the current design was introduced.
Flag of the City of London
The flag of the City of London is based on the English flag. It has a centred St George’s Cross on a white background with a red sword in the top left quarter which is also known as the upper hoist canton.
Legend has it that the sword represents the sword that beheaded Saint Paul who is the patron saint of the city.
Looking To Purchase an England Flag?
Like all our national flags, our England Flags are available in either hand sewn or dye sublimated options in a range of 11 sizes, from 0.75 years to 6 yards. All our flags are supplied with headband rope and toggle as standard (other options available) meaning they are ready to hoist and fly at the top of your flagpole straight from the packaging.