Blue Ensign


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Blue Ensign

n
(Nautical Terms) an ensign having the Union Jack on a blue background at the upper corner of the vertical edge alongside the hoist: flown by Royal Navy auxiliary vessels, and, with some extra distinguishing mark or insignia, by certain yacht clubs. Compare Red Ensign, White Ensign
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The defaced Blue Ensign, as the Australian flag is called, appears on the cover and within the book but it is black (with negative connotations) instead of blue, and being hoisted up the flagpole with great difficulty by a small person of colour wearing red (blood, suffering, heart.
At the event on Wednesday, the Blue Ensign was raised in the presence of dignitaries and members of the public, and a speech was given by Captain Andy Jordan, commanding officer of HMS Collingwood, the Royal Navy's largest training establishment.
I''M WRITING in response to a letter in Tuesday''s Daily Post, from a Mr D Taylor, who wanted to know why the cruise liner Queen Elizabeth was flying a blue ensign during her maiden visit to Liverpool last week.
Christopher Ryan, Executive Chairman of Blue Ensign Technologies recently talked with Pipeline & Gas Journal about the development of an oil from oil shale technology that he believes holds promise to supplement the world's decline in the production of conventional crude oil.
Prior to independence, the Kenyan flag was a traditional blue ensign with the Union Jack in the upper left corner and a red lion standing on its hind legs.
The Union Jack and the Canadian Red Ensign on the left, the Royal Canadian Navy White Ensign and the Royal Canadian Air Force Blue Ensign on the right, with the new Maple Leaf flag in the centre.
The day's second highest price was for a colt by Silver Charm out of the Blue Ensign mare Ensign's Wine, purchased by agent Buzz Chace on behalf of West P oint Thoroughbreds from the Hartley/DeRenzo draft.
Rather it has become over time almost meaningless," she said of the national flag, a blue ensign overlaid with the stars of Southern Cross and the Union Jack in the top left corner.
Mr Walters added: "Our blue ensign flag at the club is flying at half mast.
Blue Ensign is the best, with crimson–backed leaves and the largest, richest royal blue flowers.