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Flags and the national anthem

 
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What does the Union flag stand for and how should it be flown?
The flag of Britain, commonly known as the Union Jack (a term that perhaps derives from the use of the Union Flag on the jack-staff of naval vessels), embodies the emblems of three countries under one Sovereign. The emblems that appear on the Union Flag are the crosses of three patron saints:


What is the British national anthem?
The British national anthem originated in a patriotic song first performed in 1745. There is no authorized version the words used are a matter of tradition.

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