Flying the Red Ensign to mark Merchant Navy Day, 3 September

Published Friday, 2 September 2016

Red Ensign flag flying over Bromley Civic Centre

Bromley Council is flying the Merchant Navy’s official flag – the Red Ensign - to remember the sacrifices made by the Merchant Navy.

Bromley Council is flying the Merchant Navy’s official flag – the Red Ensign - from Friday 2 September to remember the sacrifices made by, salute the courage of, and support the future of the often unsung personnel of our Merchant Navy.

As an ‘island nation’ we depend on our seafarers to defend our shores, trade with other countries and import essential fuel and food. The job of a seafarer is therefore vital, but also demanding and hazardous with a much greater chance of injury than many other professions.

Bromley’s Mayor Councillor Ian F. Payne said: “This is a great opportunity for Bromley Council to show its support and respect for our Merchant Navy. Seafarers UK launched their ‘Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day’ last year and we are proud to be one of the early adopters and salute those whose actions are vital to our country.”

The Seafarers UK charity which supports the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines has a Roll of Honour on its website listing the organisations – including Bromley Council - that have agreed to mark Merchant Navy Day on Saturday 3 September by flying this special flag.

More information from: http://www.seafarers.uk/

Picture shows the Red Ensign Flag flying at Bromley Civic Centre to mark Merchant Navy Day, 3 September 2016.

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