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British Canada before 1763

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[flag of England]
by Vincent Morley

Cabot, sailing for England, in 1497 flew the St. George's Cross (red vertical cross on a white field) in Newfoundland and eastern Canada.

[1606 flag of Great Britian]
by Edward Mooney

The Union Flag flew in North American British colonies (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick) before 1763.

This flag, along with flags of Spain, the United States and Russia probably appeared on the Pacific coast until the region was finally established as a British possession in the 1790's.
Peter Cawley, 25 May 1995