Blue Ensign

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Blue Ensign

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(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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All the weekend's events, and in particular the cathedral service, will feature the red, white and blue ensigns, reflecting the contributions made by the Merchant Navy, Royal Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary during the conflict.