Put Wales on the Union Flag

First published in Letters

I UNDERSTAND and empathise with the sentiments expressed by Keith Parry regarding the Union Flag. Treading on the pedantic side I have to point out the Union Flag is an amalgam of the St Patrick’s, St Andrew’s and St George’s crosses therefore not the flag of England.

I can recall Colin Jackson, during an interview after he won a gold medal at the world championships some years ago, expressing the wish there was some part of his flag up there.

The history of the Ddraig Goch can be researched and I suggest it is possibly unclear. History would seem to favour the Cross of St David as the true flag of Wales. Should this be the case it is a symbol easily added to the existing Union Flag.

Wales is and always has been part of the British Isles.

Let us be recognised as such on the flag. I for one am fed up of being called English when I go abroad.

British I am, Welsh I am but I am not English!

Nigel Pearce, Pentland Close, Risca

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11:01am Thu 14 Jun 12

Owain Vaughan says...

Don't mess the the British flag!

I am sure you are aware that the original 1605 version was an amalgam of the flags of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. The geographical area of Wales being part of the former. Any attempt to modify the flag now would simply be historical revisionism.
Don't mess the the British flag! I am sure you are aware that the original 1605 version was an amalgam of the flags of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. The geographical area of Wales being part of the former. Any attempt to modify the flag now would simply be historical revisionism. Owain Vaughan
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4:06pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Mervyn James says...

Why are you so frightened Wales WOULD be represented Owain ?
Why are you so frightened Wales WOULD be represented Owain ? Mervyn James
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5:03pm Thu 14 Jun 12

brian819@btinternet.com says...

I think it should be remembered that both Wales and Ireland were captured by the English whereas Scotland was not, merely being acquired by succession.
That being so there is hardly a case for the Welsh dragon to be added to anything at this late stage. Especially when we Welsh could want to go the way that Scotland might.
I think it should be remembered that both Wales and Ireland were captured by the English whereas Scotland was not, merely being acquired by succession. That being so there is hardly a case for the Welsh dragon to be added to anything at this late stage. Especially when we Welsh could want to go the way that Scotland might. brian819@btinternet.com
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9:20am Fri 15 Jun 12

Mervyn James says...

I ask again WHAT frightens you people Wales wants to be recognised ? This constant attention drawn to welsh being subjugation by England presents confrontation, the welsh are entitled to their own identity. Bringing up a war that happened 500 years ago and told to shut up, is unhelpful.
I ask again WHAT frightens you people Wales wants to be recognised ? This constant attention drawn to welsh being subjugation by England presents confrontation, the welsh are entitled to their own identity. Bringing up a war that happened 500 years ago and told to shut up, is unhelpful. Mervyn James
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