Alabama flag in Northern Ireland

Musings from Maytown has been highlighting the sightings of the state flag of Alabama in Northern Ireland (1 April 2008 and 4 April 2008).

This Yank should have realised that the state flag for Alabama and the Cross of St Patrick flag were one and the same!

However, I am intrigued that the Alabama code describes it as a
‘crimson cross of St Andrew’, when St Andrew’s cross is more normaly
known as a white cross on a blue field, i.e. the flag for Scotland,
“the oldest continuously used sovereign flag in the world, having been
in use since 832 AD” (source: Wikipedia).

At least now I know where the Orange lodges are acquiring their St
Patrick’s cross flags, which I see regularly flown at various holidays.

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