[Spellyans] yesterday's BIG surprise
njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 17:14:58 BST 2012
The Saltire of St Patrick is not dimidiated, though it is certainly fimbriated.
The two saltires are quarterly per saltire counterchanged.
The official blazon of the Union Flag of the Act of Union (1800) runs as follows:
'The Union Flag shall be Azure, the Crosses Saltire of St Andrew and St Patrick, Quarterly per saltire, counterchanged Argent and Gules, the latter fimbriated of the second, surmounted by the Cross of St George of the third, fimbriated as the Saltire.'
On 4 Jun 2012, at 14:55, Ken MacKinnon wrote:
> I am of course entirely aware of the inclusion of the Saltire of St Patrick in the union flag ( albeit heraldically dimidiated and fimbriated with the Saltire of St Andrew.)
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