Counter-changing can be tricky.....

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Posted by: Marc-André Laverdière

Created on: November 3 2016 at 15:44

Counter-changing can be tricky. A perfect example is the 'Union Jack' - which ends up being asymmetric. The reasons for this is lost to history.

azure, the crosses-saltires of St. Andrew and St. Patrick quartered per saltire counter charged argent and gules; the latter fimbriated of the second [viz., argent]; surmounted by the cross of St. George of the third [viz., gules], fimbriated as the saltire [viz., argent]

I would've preferred a symmetric arrangement like Azure, a saltire conjoined to a cross Gules, all fimbriated Argent.

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