Dating to the 12th century, the historic cross of St. Andrew was first hoisted in Also known as the Saltire, it is one of the oldest country flags. The Saltire is a flag with a diagonal cross whose arms extend to the corners of the flag The flag of Scotland - St Andrews Cross
The flag of England - St Georges Cross The flag of Ireland - St Patrick Cross
The Welsh flag This flag was officially adopted in 1959, but the red dragon ( possibly Roman in origin ) has been associated with Wales for many centuries. The green and white background stripes represent the House of Tudor, a Welsh dynasty that once held the English throne.