Red Ensign

Canadian Red Ensign 3'x5

 

The Canadian Red Ensign is the former Flag of Canada, it was never officially adopted by Parliament but used by the Federal Government from 1957 until 1965. The Flag is a British Red Ensign, featuring the Union Flag in the canton and the shield of the Coat of Arms of Canada.

CAD $25.00

Size: 3'x5' Light Polyester

Finish: Grommets

Canadian Red Ensign 36"x72"

 

The Canadian Red Ensign is the former Flag of Canada, it was never officially adopted by Parliament but used by the Federal Government from 1957 until 1965. The Flag is a British Red Ensign, featuring the Union Flag in the canton and the shield of the Coat of Arms of Canada. Other sizes available with quote, please contact A1 Flags

CAD $95.00

Size: 36"x72" Polyester/Nylon

Finish: Rope & Toggle, Grommets

Red Ensign 1921-1957

 

The Red Ensign bearing some sort of a Canadian emblem was used by Canadians both on land and at sea beginning as early as 1868 (soon after Confederation) on an informal or extra-legal basis. There was no standard design for the Red Ensign until the early 1920s. In 1921, the Government of Canada asked King George V to order a new coat of arms for Canada. The new shield was displayed on the Red Ensign, thus producing a new version of the Canadian Red Ensign in 1922. In 1924, the Red Ensign was approved for use on Canadian government buildings outside Canada. The Canadian Red Ensign, through history, tradition and custom was finally formalized on 5 September 1945, when the Governor General of Canada signed an Order-in-Council (P.C. 5888) which stated that "The Red Ensign with the Shield of the Coat of arms in the fly (to be referred to as "The Canadian Red Ensign") may be flown from buildings owned or occupied by the Canadian federal Government within or without Canada shall be appropriate to fly as a distinctive Canadian flag." The flag was thus approved for use by government buildings inside Canada as well, and once again flew over Parliament.

CAD $30.00

Size: 3'x5' Light Polyester

Finish: Grommets