Friday 24 February 2012: D Is For ... Ddraig Goch
What does Wales and Bhutan have in common?
They are the only two countries in the world to have a Dragon on their national flag!
This Red Dragon was flying at the top of St Mary's Street, Cardiff today. The whole street is decked out in flags and daffodils for St David's Day (and of course the rugby, but they probably wouldn't admit that!)
Y Ddraig Goch has only been the official flag of Wales since 1959, even thought it has been used since Cadwaldr, King Of Gwynedd in Tudor times. It was carried into battle in 1485, at the Battle of Bosworth Field.
Another mighty battle takes place in Twickenham tomorrow ... the Battle For The Triple Crown. Once more mighty warriors will carry Y Ddraig Goch onto the battlefield. More heroes will be made. New legends created. Blood will be spilled. All for the honour of beating the English again.
Best of luck to the boys in red tomorrow, let's lower the flag of St George once more and hope it's not Y Ddraig Goch flying at half mast on Sunday morning!