First incorporated as the “official” of England, The British Union Flag was introduced by King James in 1603. The flag featured The “English” Cross of St. George placed over The “Scottish” Cross of St. Andrew. The primary colors were Red, White and Blues. Although “official” many Administrative Branches still used The “English” Cross of St. George (White and Red). The Naval Services of England immediately adopted The “Union Jack” (1634). In 1707, The British Union Jack was declared the de facto National Flag. In 1801, with “The Act of Union” Ireland was incorporated into the now “United Kingdom”. They were represented by The Red and White Cross of St. Patrick (similar to Scotland, but a much smaller and thinner Red Cross.