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
For further information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager at Seafarers UK, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07910 593588.