The Canadian PressMay 2, 2013 20:01
OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy is getting a new ensign to fly at the masthead and at naval shore establishments.
The naval ensign, a white flag with the Canadian Maple Leaf flag in the top corner closest to the mast and a blue navy badge in the outer half, will now fly from the mast of warships at sea.
The regular Maple Leaf flag will now be designated as the navy jack, which means it will fly from the ship's bow when it is tied up at a dock or buoy.
Essentially, the change merely switches the positions of the two flags.