Red Dragon

Flag Type:  National Flag
Flag Date:  February 1959
Flag Designer:  Unknown
Adoption Route:  Royal Decree
UK Design Code:  UNKG0102
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  White, Green 354, Red 186
Certification:  Queen Elizabeth II

The Wales Flag, or Red Dragon, or Y Ddraig Goch, is the national flag of this constituent nation of the United Kingdom.

The design – a large red dragon on a white and green background – was officially adopted in 1959. It followed a short-lived version, introduced in 1953, which displayed the dragon on a green mound within a ribbon reading Y ddraig goch ddry cychwyn [‘The red dragon advances’].

The red dragon emblem, however, has been used in Wales since the reign of Cadwaladr (Cadwallader), king of Gwynedd from around 655CE.

If you want to buy this flag, please contact a Flag Institute Registered British Flagmaker or Trade Member.