The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

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Royal Union Flag, 1801

Ottawa, Ontario
Registration of the Royal Union Flag
March 15, 2005
Vol. IV, p. 461

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Azure a saltire gyronny of eight Argent and Gules, fimbriated Argent, overall a cross Gules fimbriated Argent;



The flag shown here is one of the historic flags of Canada in that it flew, or was believed to have flown, in what is today Canada. It has been selected along with fourteen other flags to be included on a poster showing a selection of historical flags of British North America.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on June 11, 2005, in Volume 139, page 2034 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

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Recipient Information

Heritage Emblem
National (General)

The Royal Union Flag was approved by the House of Commons on the 17th day of December 1964 and by the Senate on the 18th day of December 1964