Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Red Ensign

From 1901 to 1954 the Red Ensign was used as a civil flag by State and local governments, private organisations and individuals. Today the Red Ensign is the flag flown on Australian mercantile shipping.

From 1901 to 1954, the current Australian flag (the Blue Ensign), was reserved for use only by the Commonwealth Government, the Australian Olympic team and the military as a saluting flag at all reviews and ceremonial parades.

The White Ensign is a naval ensign used by ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1967 onwards.

1 comment:

  1. Yes I our troops carried the red ensign to war not the blue one.


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