Flying the Flag for Merchant Navy Day
01 September 2015
On Thursday 03 September 2015 the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be supporting Seafarers UK by raising the Red Ensign, the official flag of Merchant Navy Day, outside the Civic Offices.
Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day has honoured the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK's imports, including half 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 you will support this campaign by Seafarers UK to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage and support the future of the often unsung 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. Your act will mean so much to their families and to the retires, but most especially to those at sea’.