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The Union Jack is the national flag of the United Kingdomm of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The design of the Union Jack combines aspects of three older national flags: the red cross of St George of England, the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland and the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland. Wales, despite also being part of the Union, has never been represented on the flag. Photo: allaboutyou.com

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There is more than one story of how the Saltire, believed to be the oldest flag in Europe, came to be the Flag of Scotland. This is one of them.

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The National Flag of Scotland is the 'Saltire'. Learn the fascinating history behind the design of the official Scottish flag here.

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Flag of Ireland: Stands for unity between the religions of the country. Orange for Irish Protestants, Green for Irish Catholic Nationalists, and White for Unity.

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Scotland and England.

How the Union Jack was formed from the individual flags of England, Scotland, and Ireland. (Northern Ireland being the only piece of Ireland that remains in the United Kingdom, and Wales having never been represented in the Union Jack.)

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