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Chronology of the Canadian Blue and Red Ensigns

original text by Dean Tiegs - 21 December 1997, additions inserted at appropriate places.

Some information from "The Flags of Canada - chapter IV - the Canadian Ensigns" by Alistair B. Fraser.

15 February 1965

[Flag of  Canada]

A royal proclamation establishes the National Flag of Canada, the current maple leaf flag. The Canadian Red and Blue Ensigns and Royal Canadian Navy use of the White Ensign go out of official use.
Dean Tiegs - 21 December 1997

The winning design in the competition to create a distinctive Canadian flag was actually based on the flag of the Royal Military College ( and was submitted by one of the academic staff of the College at that time.
R.M. (Mark) Lilienthal - 12 March 1999

The full story is at
Dean Tiegs - 12 March 1999

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