It is sometimes referred to as the Union Jack and is the flag of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
It is made up from the:
- England flag,
- Scotland flag and
- the patron saint of Ireland's Flag.
You can find out about the making of the UK flag and its history by visiting our Union Flag pages.
This is Scotland's Flag.
Scotland is represented by the flag of St. Andrew.
It is called the "St Andrews Flag".
This is England's Flag.
England is represented by the flag of St. George.
It is called the "St Georges Flag".
This flag is the Patron Saint of Ireland.
On the Union Flag, Northern Ireland is represented by the flag of St. Patrick.
This is the flag of Wales
Find out why the Welsh dragon
does not appear on the UK flag.
The Union Flag should be flown with the broader (wider) diagonal band of white uppermost in the hoist (near the pole).
Find out how to fly the flag correctly