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RAF Ensign

Introduced in 1921, the RAF Ensign is the official flag used to represent the Royal Air Force and is flown from the flagpole of every Royal Air Force station during daylight hours.

Product Description

We manufacture and supply the RAF Ensign in either hand sewn or dye sublimated options. We highly recommend hand sewn nautical flags as the preferred choice for your flag. Manufactured using Ministry of Defence approved 155gsm woven flag material, this fabric offers the best possible durability and has been used by the Navy and other military branches for many years.

Hand Sewn RAF Ensign

Hand sewn United Kingdom RAF Ensign flags are 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 pattern. National flag designs with complex details will have a printed panel or badge added to the main field of the flag.

Dye-sublimated RAF Ensign

Dye-sublimated RAF Ensign are 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.

Finishing Your RAF Ensign

The RAF Ensign 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.

Other finishes are available, please be sure to select the correct option for you or contact a member of our team for support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can fly the RAF Ensign?

The RAF ensign should only be flown by the RAF  and may not be used as bunting or decoration, or draped over a coffin, except at civilian funerals (only the Union Flag may be used at a British military funeral).

What Size Flag Do I need?

RAF ensigns should be flown from flagpoles and the flag size should be in correlation to the size of your flagpole as per below;

Flagpole height

Flag Size


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How will my RAF Ensign be delivered?

All of our flags are made to order in the UK on a 5 day lead time, delivered to your door using TNT tracked shipping.

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