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Union (United Kingdom)

The Union flag, adopted in 1801, symbolises England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland in the United Kingdom. It combines elements from the flags of Scotland, England, and Ireland. The absence of the Flag of Wales in the Union Jack is because Wales did not have its flag when the Union flag was established. If you’re looking for a Union Jack Flag to buy, see our key features and product description below.

Product Description

At Flagmakers UK, we produce and provide the Union Flag, ready for hoisting atop a flagpole, available in both hand-sewn and digitally printed variations. 

We strongly advocate for hand-sewn national flags as the optimal selection for your flag. Crafted from Ministry of Defence-approved 155gsm woven flag material, this fabric ensures exceptional durability and has a longstanding history of use by the Navy and other military branches.

Hand-sewn Union flags

Made to MoD & Flag Institute standard patterns by cutting panels of the required colours from a roll of fabric, before being sewn together by our skilled flagmakers to create the official Union (United Kingdom) pattern. National flag designs with complex details will have a printed panel or badge added to the main field of the flag.

Woven Polyester Union Flags

Created using our state-of-the-art textile print systems and woven polyester flag fabric in our UK manufacturing facility. Chosen for strength and durability, knitted polyester is an ideal choice for anybody looking for a good value national flag finished ready to fly from your flagpole.

The Union Flag is finished by hand with a headband rope and toggle as standard, ready to attach directly to a flagpole. The three exposed sides of the flag are finished with a strong double hem and a triple-sewn hem on the fly edge for extra durability.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Size Flag Do I Need?

What Size Flag Do I Need?

All our national flags are available in international standard sizes. If you intend on flying your flag from a flagpole you can use this handy guide to help you choose the right size flag for your pole.

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How Much Does A Custom Flag Cost?

The cost of a custom flag is influenced by several factors such as size, material, and production method. If you're considering creating your own flag, we suggest consulting with one of our flag experts for personalized guidance.

How Much Does The Union Jack Flag Cost?

Flagmakers UK offers a handcrafted Union Jack Flag, ready to be hoisted on the pole, available for purchase from £57.82. Additionally, printed flags are available starting at £17.64.

Is it ‘The Union Flag’ or ‘The Union Jack’?

The terms ‘Union Flag’ and ‘Union Jack’ are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle distinction. The flag is formally referred to as the ‘Union Flag’ when it's flown on a ship or boat, and it becomes the ‘Union Jack’ when displayed on land. However, in common usage, people commonly use both terms regardless of the context, and both are widely accepted.

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