WHILE attending my promotion to Sergeant course, all the students were given a different subject to research and then to deliver a lecture in front of the training staff and classmates the next day.
One of the subjects was The Union Flag and I distinctly remember two facts.
One, that the narrow line is always in the bottom corner closest to the pole, if in picture form to the left hand side.
The other is that. ‘It is only referred to as The Union Jack when it is flown from a Jack Staff, which is the pole at the stern of a ship and at all other times must be referred to as The Union Flag’.
A HUMPHRIS (Retired Staff Sergeant RC)