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Union flag

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the national flag of the United Kingdom, being a composite design composed of St George's Cross (England), Saint Andrew's Cross (Scotland), and Saint Patrick's Cross (Ireland). Often called: Union Jack
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Noun1.Union flag - national flag of the United KingdomUnion flag - national flag of the United Kingdom
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
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Senior police chiefs have reportedly told officers that they must not wear their black and white with thin blue line union flag on their uniforms while paying tribute to fallen comrades, in case the union flag offends anyone.
SCHOOLS in the Midlands are to be encouraged to fly the Union flag and sing the national anthem in a bid to boost patriotism among children.
The flags of Togo, Ghana, the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia have been erected beside the Union flag and a Northern Ireland flag.
BRITISH motorists will soon be able to fly the flag with pride thanks to government plans to display the Union Flag on driving licences, transport minister Claire Perry announced this week.
PLANS to put the union flag on all new driving licences have been attacked as "insensitive" by Plaid Cymru.
The UK Government has announced that new licenses issued to drivers in Wales, England and Scotland will feature the Union flag.
The Union flag they had on their truck I fully support their protest and sympathise with their plight, however if they want help from the UK then they could at least get our flag correct.
Northumberland County Council is flying the Union Flag in the county's major towns and at its border with Scotland, to show its backing for Scotland remaining part of the United Kingdom ahead of its vote on independence next week.
Once again he incorrectly describes the Union Flag as a Union Jack.
He has no right to lower the Union Flag from the Town Hall or any other building.
THREE people were arrested as the Union flag protests continued yesterday.
Sixteen police officers were hurt yesterday during Union Flag riots in Belfast.

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