White Ensign


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White Ensign

n
(Nautical Terms) the ensign of the Royal Navy and the Royal Yacht Squadron, having a red cross on a white background with the Union Jack at the upper corner of the vertical edge alongside the hoist. Compare Red Ensign, Blue Ensign
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The steamer we had just sighted must have wirelessed a warning, for it wasn't half an hour before we saw more smoke on the horizon, and this time the vessel flew the white ensign of the Royal Navy and carried guns.
According to the report in the Manchester Guardian, a white ensign headed the procession with the slogan "Work for all, Overwork for None" and demands included formation of 'an Independent Labour Party', adult suffrage and the nationalisation of land.
They will be taking with them a wreath to be laid in the sea on behalf of Emma's grandfather, Charles Owen, a former Royal British Legion parade marshal and a white ensign belonging to Ben's former primary school teacher, Ann Malpass from Mytton, which was displayed on a gunboat captained by her late father on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Her funeral in St Asaph yesterday featured naval officers and cadets and her coffin was draped with the White Ensign in achievements.
Officers also found Wallace's Facebook page, with images of him holding up a White Ensign with a Union Flag in the corner and the words "Bridgeton Loyal" emblazoned on it.
THE Queen paid tribute to the Navy's biggest warship as the White Ensign was lowered for the last time.
After turning a major corner in the war against terror, not only is international sports returning to Pakistan but the national teams in different disciplines, have won major events, keeping the green and white ensign of Pakistan proudly aloft.
The submarine in the background appears to be a captured type VIIC German U-Boat, flying a White Ensign to signify its status as a captured vessel.
The iconic White Ensign was raised at the end of the ceremony.
To prepare for the ceremony, the hangar of the aircraft carrier has been cleared and seating installed, as well as screens so that those attending can witness the White Ensign being raised on the top deck.
They had earlier recovered a White Ensign, laid on the wreckage of the Vanguard in 2009, and replaced it with a new flag.