Merchant Navy Day

Published: 03 November 2020

Merchant Navy Day

Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has honoured the brave men and women who kept the UK afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for more than 90% of the UK’s imports, including almost half the food we eat, much of the fuel we use, and virtually all the products and goods we tend to take for granted.

Seafarers UK runs annual campaigns to raise awareness of our island nation’s ongoing dependence on professional seafarers, all those men and women who work at sea, wherever they may be on the world’s oceans.

For the sixth year running, Seafarers UK successfully campaigned for the Red Ensign – the UK Merchant Navy’s official flag – to be flown on 3rd September on civic buildings and landmark flagpoles. Parish, community, town, city, district and borough councils were all invited to take part, along with higher-tier local authorities, and a Red Ensign has flown ashore at hundreds of locations all around the UK.

A selection of photographs is available to view here.

Nantyglo and Blaina Town Council certificate: /_UserFiles/Files/Seafarers UK 2020 FRED Certificate L 213.pdf 

More information

For further information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager at Seafarers UK, email nick.harvey@seafarers.uk, phone 07910 593588.

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Nantyglo & Blaina Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01495 292817 or email clerk@nantygloandblainatc.co.uk
Nash Point Lighthouse Contacts: Tel: 01255 245108 or email nichole.kelly@trinityhouse.co.uk
Nash Point Lighthouse Contacts: Tel: 01255 245034 or email visitorcentre@trinityhouse.co.uk
National Coastwatch Institution Contacts: Tel: 01329 822399 or email ccwmariner@aol.com
National Coastwatch Institution Lee on Solent Contacts: Tel: 07885 980018 or email ccwmariner@aol.com
National Coastwatch Institution Mablethorpe Contacts: Tel: 07525 646160 or email mablethorpe@nci.org.uk
National Coastwatch Institution Needles Station Contacts: Tel: 01983 754231 or email dsm-support@needlesnci.org.uk
National Oceanography Centre Contacts: Tel: 023 8059 6359 or email nocevents@noc.ac.uk
National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers Contacts: Tel: 07951 681968 or email d.crimes@rmt.org.uk
Nautilus International Contacts: Tel: 07730 094692 or email dcavaldoro@nautilusint.org
Nautilus Welfare Fund Contacts: Tel: 0151 346 8840 or email mhowarth@nautilusint.org
Navis Consulting Contacts: Tel: +44 (0)2392 322380 or email bcopnall@strgroup.co.uk
Navy Books Contacts: Tel: 01579 343663 or email ian@navybooks.com
Nayland & District Royal British Legion Contacts: Tel: 01206 262534 or email parkersag@yahoo.co.uk
NCI Nell’s Point Contacts: Tel: 01446 734350 or email nells.point@nci.org.uk
NCI St Alban’s Head Lookout Contacts: Tel: 01202 881554 or email stalbans.head@nci.org.uk
Neath Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01639 642126 or email kathryn.charles@neathtowncouncil.gov.uk
Nelson Monument (Edinburgh) Contacts: Tel: 0131 556 2716 or email info@edinburghmuseums.org
Nettlebed Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 07831 504036 or email parish-clerk@nettlebed-pc.org.uk
New Forest District Council Contacts: Tel: 023 8028 5588 or email hanna.sheppard@nfdc.gov.uk