Red Ensign


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Red Ensign

n
(Nautical Terms) the ensign of the British Merchant Navy, having the Union Jack on a red background at the upper corner of the vertical edge alongside the hoist. Compare White Ensign, Blue Ensign
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More rapidly now we closed the distance between ourselves and the stranger, until I could plainly see the red ensign of the British merchant marine.
Wounded as he was, it was wonderful how fast he could move, his grizzled hair tumbling over his face, and his face itself as red as a red ensign with his haste and fury.
She traded among dark islands on a blue reef- scarred sea, with the Red Ensign over the taffrail and at her masthead a house-flag, also red, but with a green border and with a white crescent in it.
Merchant Navy veterans in Dumfries celebrated a proud moment last week when their Red Ensign flag was flown at Drumlanrig Castle for the first time.
The Red Ensign will be raised outside Renfrewshire House at 11am onTuesday to mark the occasion.
"Wherever the red ensign flies around the world, the UK stands by to protect freedom of navigation whenever is it tested," said Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.
The line withdrew the 2,016-passenger, 77,000 gross tonnage ship - which flies the Red Ensign - from its planned Middle East programme after rising tensions in the Straits of Hormuz area.
Given that this is a Tuesday, the organisers of this national event are hoping that participants who fly the Red Ensign will do so for the whole week.
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said in a statement: "The increased tension in the region highlighted by the attacks on tankers in the Straits and the detention of a British-flagged tanker by the Iranian authorities means as a British company flying the Red Ensign it is not advisable for us to maintain our planned Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme this winter season."
Seeing the British red ensign flying from the mast of the J.
Another RM1.6 million was spent in legal fees for the legal firm Messrs Joseph and Partners to represent the Malaysian government and 1MDB while RM360,000 went to Ong Chee Kwan as counsel fee, and RM40,000 in obtaining foreign legal advice to another law firm Messrs Holman Fenwick Willan on the process to deregister and re-register a vessel in red ensign choice of jurisdictions.