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The ensign of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club (and granted in 1929, Victorian
Ian Sumner, 25 June 2002
The special ensign of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club was granted in 1879, but transferred from
the Red Ensign to the Blue Ensign in 1929.
David Prothero, 26 June 2002
That is the blue ensign of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club. The white rose is the
emblem of Yorkshire, while the red rose is the
emblem of Lancashire. When the House of Lancaster fought the House of York for
the crown of England it was called the War of the Roses. The Tudors combined
both the red rose and white rose to make the Tudor rose (red petals on the
outside, white on the inside) and ever since the Tudor rose has been used for
Royal Heraldry when a general rose is required. The separate white and red roses
are still used by their respective counties and by state official especially
connected with them. For example York Herald's emblem is a sun with a white rose
in the centre, a "Rose en soleil".
Graham Bartram, 15 August 2000
The Dumpy Book of Ships and the Sea (1957)
shows the burgee as a crown over a white rose on a blue field.
James Dignan, 12 February 2008