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Old 31-01-2011, 15:40   #31
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This is correct. I am dual British and Canadian, but the boat's "all Canadian" and is federally registered by name...meaning I do not in fact have a "boat number" or license number on display at all. Only if I transferred the registry to Britain (and that's not likely!) would I be entitled to fly the Red Duster.

Note that the Red Duster (civilian ensign for British boats) is NOT a courtesy flag, although I've seen it enough as such. The Union flag would be flown from the starboard spreader halyard of a sloop-rigged vessel (and it's possible to get it upside down!).

I have never seen an objection to flying other flags beneath this courtesy flag, like maybe the Welsh or Scots or even the EU flags, as long as the Union flag is on top when visiting British ports.

The same would apply to any "dualie", I would think. The exception in Britain is that serving (and perhaps retired) members of the various armed forces can opt for those respective ensigns on their privately owned yachts.
This is not correct the Union flag is never outside of military vessels used as a courtesy. The correct courtesy flag is the civilian maritime ensign. Goverment. Ships should fly the appropriate defaced ensigns.

The UK along with Ireland also has many approved yacht club ensigns. These ate valid once worn with the appropriate club burgee and the club member is aboard.

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This is not correct the Union flag is never outside of military vessels used as a courtesy. The correct courtesy flag is the civilian maritime ensign. Goverment. Ships should fly the appropriate defaced ensigns.

The UK along with Ireland also has many approved yacht club ensigns. These ate valid once worn with the appropriate club burgee and the club member is aboard.

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well I just know it, but on the net

www.flags.net/UNKG.htm

Courtesy Flags

RED ENSIGN, COURTESY FLAGS & FLAG-STAFFS


http://www.yosc.org.uk/flagetiquette.pdf ( interesting summary , Uk courtsey flag issue mid way down

It has always been explained to me that is the case

Ps the same is true in Italy which has a specific Civil Ensign, this is what is properly flown as a courtesy flag

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