The British Red Ensign (aka Colonial Red Ensign or Meteor) had been used on British ships from the early 1700’s and was the flag used by the British during the Revolutionary War.
British Red Ensign Flag:
This flag was used widely on colonial and British merchant ships during the colonial era. Its creation dates to the Union of Scotland and England into one nation known as Great Britain. The British Red Ensign was the first flag flown in the colonies and served as the first flag of the United States. General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown under this flag.
Printed nylon flag with white canvas heading and two brass grommets. made in the USA by Annin.