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Board of Trade

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[Board of Trade flag] by Graham Bartram

Source: Graham Bartram, British Flags and Emblems, Tuckwell Press, 2004.

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Description of the flag

The badge was original introduced, possibly in about 1850 on a Red Ensign, for the Board of Trade. It displays a sailing ship flying an ensign.
David Prothero, 24 September 2004

The ensign was discontinued in 1949 but re-instated 1954.
David Prothero, 30 June 2004

We still have a Board of Trade (it's part of the Department of Trade and Industry) so that ensign should still be current.
Graham Bartram, 29 June 2004

Variant with Red Ensign in Badge

[Ministry of Trade ensign] by Miles Li

The flag is a blue ensign, with a badge consisting of a disc divided light blue (sky) over medium blue (sea), with 3-masted sailing ship flying a jack and a red ensign.
Source: Campbell & Evans
Miles Li
, 15 June 2004