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Merchant Navy Day 3rd September 2021

Merchant Navy Day 3rd September 2021

On Friday 3 September Hunstanton Town Council will fly the Red Ensign at the Esplanade Gardens to mark Merchant Navy Day and raise awareness of the UK's ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.

Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3 September has honoured the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and has celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK's imports, including half of the food we eat.

The charity's president, HRH The Earl of Wessex, has endorsed the campaign, saying: "On this Merchant Navy Day, I very much hope that you will support this campaign by the Seafarers' Charity to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage and support the future of the personnel of our Merchant Navy. Too often they are the forgotten or invisible service. By raising the Red Ensign you will ensure that at least on this day they are remembered."

Cllr Adrian Winnington, Mayor of Hunstanton said "Hunstanton Town Council is proud to fly the Red Ensign to celebrate Merchant Navy Day, and to make people aware of the sacrifice and service of all merchant seafarers."

For more information about Merchant Navy Day and Seafarers UK, please visit

Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:49 by Jan Roomes

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