#1 Posted by Chairboy79 -
So why do any other British recruits have the Union Jack? Surely all recruits weather they are from England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland should display the Union flag on their armour as all those countries are part of the United Kingdom.
Well, XCOM is set in 2015. In 2014, (in real life) the Scottish people are holding a referendum to decide if they want to continue as part of the UK, or vote for independence from Westminster government.
Looks like the developers at Firaxis already know what's going to happen and planned accordingly. Either that or someone on the development team is a Scottish nationalist!
#2 Posted by Mattheau -
The Royal Regiment of Scotland just makes a huge deal about how they use the the Flag of Scotland. Before their formation, Scottish regiments tended to make a huge deal about using their flag instead of the Union Jack.
As for the other countries in Great Britain:
England is the dominate country in Great Britain anyways. In addition, the Cross of St. George is used by the British military, but it is almost exclusively a naval flag.
Northern Ireland hasn't had a flag in 40 years.
The Welsh flag isn't really something anyone cares about. It also hasn't been around long enough to be part of the military tradition anyways.
So, it follows what the British military already does. No one except Scotland cares. Since no one cares, Scotland uses their flag and then makes a huge deal about it.
#3 Posted by Mohawk_Bravo -
One can dream though.
#4 Posted by Lebowski1 -
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#5 Posted by Mattheau -
Uh, you're way off base regarding Wales. I know they are very protective of their language (roads are marked with "ARAF" before "SLOW") and a good deal display the red dragon flag. Still, I'm no expert on military uses of flags but your statement there really doesn't seem right in my experience.
Yeah, they display it, but they don't care about it the same way the Scottish care about the Saint Andrew's Cross.
The problem with the Red Dragon is the Welsh don't have a common consensus as to what they flag should be. So, most of the Welsh flat out don't care. Most of the people showing the Red Dragon only do so because it is the official flag. Then you have a very small minority that are militantly in favor of the Red Dragon, a small minority in favor of the Cross of Saint David, and a small minority in favor of the Royal Standard.
At this point, the Cross of Saint David is arguably the most favored flag by people that actually care. The Red Dragon is basically used by the people that wave the flag during national holidays and shove it in the closet the rest of the year.
Odds are the main reason the Welsh regiments don't use a flag is because traditionally they used the Cross of Saint David, since that is very definitively not the "official" flag sanctioned by Britain, that practice fell out of habit when the Red Dragon was introduced.