Traditional colours flown

The Royal Union Flag is flown on Royal Canadian ships sunrise to sunset December 11, on the Statute of Westminster Day.

Leading Seaman Brendan Churcher takes down the Royal Union Flag from the masthead of HMCS Regina at CFB Esquimalt.

Leading Seaman Brendan Churcher takes down the Royal Union Flag from the masthead of HMCS Regina at CFB Esquimalt.

Dec. 11 is the Statute of Westminster Day, when Royal Canadian Naval ships fly the Royal Union Flag from the masthead from sunrise to sunset. It marks the 80th anniversary of the British Parliament passing legislation confirming Canada as a self-governing nation and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

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