Talk:Blue Ensign

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I have elsewhere proposed creating a Gallery of flags based on British ensigns which would relocate a large number of images from Gallery of flags by design. The proposed new gallery would show thumbnail images of all flags, national or otherwise, based on British ensigns. It would be subdivided into sections of the Blue, Red & White ensigns, the Sky Blue, and other variations. I think it would be a satisfactory replacement for the list included at the end of this page, so if the new gallery is created, I would suggest linking to it from here in lieu of managing the list on this page. I welcome discussion on my proposal. Dystopos 21:47, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Plain Blue Ensign on the RMS Queen Mary?[edit]

??? RMS Queen Mary 2 flies the plain blue ensign (or it looked plain in the flat calm) - is being a Royal Mail Ship sufficient qualification ??? unsigned question by

No, it's not. QM2 flies a blue ensign because, in 2005, her captain Ronald Warwick became an honorary officer in the Royal Naval Reserve. Fionnlaoch (talk) 16:42, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

PNG vs SVG[edit]

I reverted to the SVG--it seems some ppl have issues with their browser (or the WP server) not fetching the images properly. This can be solved by hard refreshes, or if that doesn't work you can go to edit, make no changes then show preview--the preview forces the server to fetch a new copy of the image. This problem is not unique to SVG. Greentubing 08:09, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

"certain long-established British yacht clubs"[edit]

It might be useful to have a list of these, either as a section of this page or as a new page. JonRB 06:53, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

HMS Astute[edit]

HMS Astute is currently on her Sea Trials and appears to be flying a defaced blue ensign which appears similar to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, but with the anchor rotated 90 degrees. See here Bryces (talk) 00:12, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Ships on trials that are destined to enter service do indeed fly the blue ensign. Only yesterday, I witnessed the formal comissioning of HMS Diamond (a new type 45 destroyer). During the formal cerimony, the blue ensign was struck and replaced with the white ensign signifying a commissioned ship. (talk) 11:10, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
No, Diamond is not commissioned yet. Commissioning is planned for July 2011. She was handed over from the builders to the RN yesterday but has many trials to complete before she is commissioned. David Biddulph (talk) 14:13, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy flags...[edit]

The flags listed under the subsections "Flags of UK Overseas Territories using the Blue Ensign", "National flags based on the Blue Ensign" and "Other flags based on the Blue Ensign" are way too small to see. Does anyone object to making them larger? - theWOLFchild 23:28, 10 March 2015 (UTC)