Union Flag

The Union Flag (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

The Union Flag was the flag of the United Kingdom.

Name[edit | edit source]

Rose Tyler corrected Eddie Connolly's mistake of calling the flag the Union Jack, which was a name used only when it was flown at sea. She also corrected his positioning, as he had hung it upside down. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern)

Recognition[edit | edit source]

The Union Flag was primarily used to identify the UK. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom would sit between two Union Flags while addressing the nation. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

During the First World War, British Proto-Dalek sported the image of the Union Flag at the back of their middle sections. (COMIC: The Dalek Project)

During the Second World War, Ironside Daleks had an image of the Union Flag in place of their recognition code. This identified them as British soldiers. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

The Union Flag was often flown atop of government buildings to identify them as such. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

As late as 2493, the Union Flag was used as recognition for spacecraft that were property of the United Kingdom. An example of this was UK-201, which bore the flag on its hull. (TV: The Rescue)

In the 29th century, the image of the Union Flag was placed on the hull of Starship UK. (TV: The Beast Below)

Decoration[edit | edit source]

Rose Tyler wears a shirt with the Union Flag on it. (TV: The Empty Child)

The Union Flag was also used in a decorative manner. Rose Tyler wore a shirt with the flag on while visiting wartime England. She noticed the irony of it when she found herself facing a bombing raid. (TV: The Empty Child)

The Union Flag was also flown from a flagpole in some places, for example, in the entryway to Farringham School for Boys. (TV: Human Nature)

In 1941, The Ritz was decorated with numerous Union Flags (TV: Captain Jack Harkness) and during World War II, people often decorated streets and bomb shelters with it. (TV: The Empty Child)

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

In the real world, the claim that the term Union Jack properly refers only to naval usage has been disputed.[1]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

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