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Merchant Navy Day

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 celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK's imports, including half the food we eat.

This year Seafarers UK is campaigning for the Red Ensign - the UK Merchant Navy's official flag - to be flown on Saturday 3 September on public buildings and landmark flagstaffs across the UK. Parish, town, community, city and borough councils are all invited to take part, along with higher-tier local authorities and governments.

There are many locations where the Red Ensign can be freely flown - civic centres, town halls, village greens, churches, sports venues, historic buildings, tourist attractions, ports, etc. All participating organisations will be added to a 'Roll of Honour' (see below) and promoted via social media.

Last year more than 200 local flag-hoisting ceremonies were organised, involving VIPs, civic dignitaries, Merchant Navy veterans, naval cadets, etc. A message of support from HRH The Earl of Wessex was read out 'to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage and support the future of the often unsung personnel of our Merchant Navy.'

That Royal request is included in a new 'Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day' Guide - click here to download. A Flyer is also available to promote the campaign locally - click here to download.

For further information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager, Seafarers UK, email nick.harvey@seafarers-uk.org, phone 020 7932 5969.

Click here to register for Merchant Navy Day

Roll of Honour 2016

Aberdeenshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01261 813311 or email
Abernethy Round Tower Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Allerdale Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01900 702523 or email
Amber Valley Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01773 841601 or email
Angus Council Contacts: Tel: 01307 476099 or email
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 028 9034 0002 or email
Arbour Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Arbroath Abbey Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Ards and North Down Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 028 9182 4069 or email
Ashfield District Council Contacts: Tel: 01623 457002 or email
Attleborough Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01953 456194 or email
Balvenie Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Barmouth Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01341 280603 or email
Barrow Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01229 876504 or email
Beales Department Store Contacts: Tel: 01379 652248 or email
Bedford Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01234 718620 or email
Bilbrook Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01902 840007 or email
Bilton Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01482 811234 or email
Bishop's and Earl's Palaces Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Blackness Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Blackpool Council Contacts: Tel: 01253 477152 or email
Borough Council of Wellingborough Contacts: Tel: 01933 231519 or email
Boston Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01205 314224 or email
Braintree District Council Contacts: Tel: 01376 557709 or email
Breckland Council Contacts: Tel: 01362 656395 or email
Bridlington Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01262 409006 or email
Brighton and Hove City Council Contacts: Tel: 01273 291132 or email
Broadland District Council Contacts: Tel: 01603 405363 or email
Broch of Gurness Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Brough of Birsay Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Buckinghamshire County Council Contacts: Tel: 01296-383622 or email
Burnley Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01282 477198 or email
Bury Council Contacts: Tel: 0161 253 5102 or email
Caerlaverock Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Caerphilly County Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01443 864380 or email
Cardoness Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Castle Campbell Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Ceredigion County Council Contacts: Tel: 01545 572004 or email
Cheltenham Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01242 264108 or email
Cheshire East Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01625 524646 or email
Cheshire East Council Contacts: Tel: 01270 686012 or email
Chorley Council Contacts: Tel: 1257 515180 or email
City and County Council of Swansea Contacts: Tel: 01792 636000 or email
City of Cardiff Council Contacts: Tel: 029 2087 1543 or email
City of London, Guildhall Contacts: Tel: 020 79 29499 or email
Clackmannanshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01259 452005 or email
Claypotts Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Colchester Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01206 508902 or email
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Contacts: Tel: 01851 822615 or email
Corby Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01536 464013 or email
Council of the Isles of Scilly Contacts: Tel: 01720 424811 or email
Cromer Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01263 512254 or email
Dallas Dhu Distillery Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Dartford Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01322 343421 or email
Daventry Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01327 310246 or email
Derby City Council Contacts: Tel: 07812 300172 or email
Dirleton Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Diss Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01379 643848 or email
Dorset County Council Contacts: Tel: 01305 225067 or 01305 224192 or email
Douglas Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01624 696313 or email
Doune Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Dover District Council Contacts: Tel: 01304 872003 or email
Drayton Bassett Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 07977 260870 or email
Dryburgh Abbey Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 0300 555 2345 or email
Duff House Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Dumbarton Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Dumfries & Galloway Council Contacts: Tel: 030 33 33 3000 or email
Dundonald Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
East Ayrshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01563 576521 or email
East Hampshire District Council Contacts: Tel: 01730 234002 or email
East Lothian Council Contacts: Tel: 01620 827873 or email
East Staffordshire Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01283 508474 or email
Eastbourne Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01323 415034 or email
Edinburgh Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Edzell Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Elcho Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01372 732000 or email
Erewash Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 0115 9071115 or email
Exeter City Council Contacts: Tel: 01392 265524 or email
Falkirk Council Contacts: Tel: 01324 506152 or email
Feltwell Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01842 860066 or email
Fenland District Council Contacts: Tel: 01354 622281 or email
Fife Council Contacts: Tel: 03451 55555 x 442301 or email
Flintshire County Council Contacts: Tel: 01352 702151 or email
Forest of Dean District Council Contacts: Tel: 01594 812501 or email
Fort George Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Gloucester City Council Contacts: Tel: 01452 396192 or email
Gravsham Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01474 337000 or email
Great Yarmouth Port Contacts: Tel: 0151 949 6263 or email
Gwynedd Council Contacts: Tel: 01766 771000 or email
Hackness Battery Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Harborough District Council Contacts: Tel: 01858 821157 or email
Harrogate Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01423 500600 or email
Hartlepool Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01429 523704 or email
Harwich Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01255 507211 or email
Hertsmere Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 020 8207 7477 or email
Hessle Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01482 648566 or email
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01455 255699 or email
Hornsea Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01964 532252 or email
Hull City Council Contacts: Tel: 01482 615093 or email
Huntingdon Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01480 410383 or email
Huntingtower Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Inchcolm Abbey Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Jarlshof Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Jedburgh Abbey Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Kent County Council Contacts: Tel: 03000 416238 or email
Kildrummy Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01553 762124 or email
Kisimul Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Layham Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01473 827789 or email
Leicestershire County Council Contacts: Tel: 0116 2323232 or email
Linlithgow Palace Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Contacts: Tel: 028 92 509293 (Duty Officer's Phone) or email
Litton Cheney Parochial Church Council Contacts: Tel: 01308 482427 or email
Liverpool City Council Contacts: Tel: 0151 233 3285 or email
Liverpool Town Hall Contacts: Tel: 01512 334253 or email
London Borough of Bromley Contacts: Tel: 020 8313 4398 or email
London Borough of Enfield Contacts: Tel: 020 8379 3123 or email
London Borough of Haringey Contacts: Tel: 020 8489 1770 or email
London Borough of Hounslow Contacts: Tel: 020 8583 2012 or email
London Borough of Islington Contacts: Tel: 020 7527 3113 or email
London Borough of Tower Hamlets Contacts: Tel: 020 7364 2037 or email
Malvern Hills District Council Contacts: Tel: 01684 862151 or email
Maritime UK Contacts: Tel: 0207 417 2868 or email
Market Weighton Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01430 871430 or email
MB Fountain Contacts: Tel: 07931 197221 or email
Medway Council Contacts: Tel: 01634 332864 or email
Melrose Abbey Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Melton Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01664 502379 or email
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01685 725320 or email
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 02828 262457 or email
Midlothian Council Contacts: Tel: 0131 271 3161 or email
Milton Keynes Council Contacts: Tel: 01908 252375 or email
MNA - Bristol Contacts: Tel: 020 7932 0000 or email
MNA member Contacts: Tel: 01246 823166 or email
Mole Valley District Council Contacts: Tel: 01306 879346 or email
Mumbles Community Council Contacts: Tel: 01792/363598 or email
NavyBooks Contacts: Tel: 01579 343663 or email
Newark Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Newport City Council Contacts: Tel: 01633 210735 or email
Norfolk County Council Contacts: Tel: 01603 222620 or email
North Ayrshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01294 310000 or email
North East Lincolnshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01472 326295 or email
North Lincolnshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01724 296346 or email
North Norfolk District Council Contacts: Tel: 01263 516047 or email
North Tyneside Council Contacts: Tel: 0191 643 5347 or email
North Warwickshire Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01827 719309 or email
North West Leicestershire District C Contacts: Tel: 01530 454723 or email
Northampton Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01604 837804 or email
Northamptonshire County Council Contacts: Tel: 07540 672577 or email
Northumberland County Council Contacts: Tel: 01670 622603 or email
Nottinghamshire County Council Contacts: Tel: 01159 772590 or email
Oldham Council Contacts: Tel: 0161 770 1975 or email
Olney Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01234 711679 or email
Orkney Islands Council Contacts: Tel: 01856 873636 or email
Peel Port - Port of Heysham Contacts: Tel: 0151 949 6263 or email
Peel Ports - Clydeport Contacts: Tel: 0151 949 6263 or email
Peel Ports - London Medway Contacts: Tel: 0151 949 6263 or email
Peel Ports - Port of Liverpool Contacts: Tel: 0151 949 6263 or email
Peel Ports Manchester Ship Canal Contacts: Tel: 0151 949 6263 or email
Pembrokeshire County Council Contacts: Tel: 01437 775387 or email
Pendle Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01282 661636 or email
Peterborough City Council Contacts: Tel: 01733 452328 or email
Plymouth City Council Contacts: Tel: 01752 304858 or email
Port of Felixstowe Contacts: Tel: 01394 602063 or email
Port of London Authority Contacts: Tel: 01474 562246 or email
Portsmouth City Council Contacts: Tel: 023 9284 1116 or email
Preston City Council Contacts: Tel: 01772 906101 or email
Ramsey Town Commissioners Contacts: Tel: 01624 810100 or email
Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association for Greater London Contacts: Tel: 020 7384 4671 or email
Ripponden Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01422 823245 or email
Rothesay Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Royal Borough of Greenwich Contacts: Tel: 020 8921 5040 or email
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Contacts: Tel: 01628 796028 or email
Rushcliffe Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 0115 9148 511 or email
Scottish Borders Council Contacts: Tel: 01835 824000 ext 5291 or email
Seaton Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01297 21850 / 07831314149 or email
Sedgemoor District Council Contacts: Tel: 01278 435320 or email
Sevenoaks District Council Contacts: Tel: 01732 227199 or email
Shelton Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 0207 932 0000 or email
Shepway District Council Contacts: Tel: 01303 853345 or email
Shetland Islands Council Contacts: Tel: 01595 744505 or email
Skara Brae Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Smailholm Tower Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 0121 704 6023 or email
Somerset County Council Contacts: Tel: 01823 355533 or email
South Cambridgeshire District Council Contacts: Tel: 01954 713011 or email
South Gloucestershire Council Contacts: Tel: 01454 863396 or email
South Ribble Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01772 625301 or email
South Somerset District Council Contacts: Tel: 01935 462101 or email
Spelthorne Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01784 446275 or email
Spynie Palace Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
St Albans City and District Council Contacts: Tel: 01727 819544 or email
St Andrews Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
St Andrews Cathedral Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Staffordshire County Council Contacts: Tel: 01785 276133 or email
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Contacts: Tel: 01538 395622 or email
Stevenage Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01438 242278 or email
Stirling Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Stirling Council Contacts: Tel: 01259 769680 or email
Stoke by Nayland Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 0207 932 0000 or email
Sunderland City Council Contacts: Tel: 0191 561 1330 or email
Swale Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01795 417850 or email
Sweetheart Abbey Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Tamworth Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01827 709211 or email
Tantallon Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Tendring District Council Contacts: Tel: 01255 686583 or email
Test Valley Borough council Contacts: Tel: 01264 368022 or email
Thanet District Council Contacts: Tel: 01843 577291 or email
The Highland Council Contacts: Tel: 01463 702041 or email
Threave Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Thurrock Council Contacts: Tel: 01375 652581 or email
Tolquhon Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Tormiston Mill Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Tower Bridge (City of London Corp) Contacts: Tel: 07747 021772 or email
UK Chamber of Shipping Contacts: Tel: 0207 417 2868 or email
Urquhart Castle Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Vale of Glamorgan Council Contacts: Tel: 01446 709853 or email
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council Contacts: Tel: 01924 305192 or email
Walsall Council Contacts: Tel: 01922 652072 or email
Warrington Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01925 442077 or email
Warwick District Council Contacts: Tel: 01926 456114 or email
Waveney District Council Contacts: Tel: 01502 523210 or email
Wealden District Council Contacts: Tel: 01892 602435 or email
West Dunbartonshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01389 737000 or email
West Lancashire Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01695 585097 or email
West Lindsey District Council Contacts: Tel: 01427 676606 or email
West Lothian Council Contacts: Tel: 01506 281080 or email
West Sussex County Council Contacts: Tel: 03302 222531 or email
Westminster City Council Contacts: Tel: 020 7641 2241 or email
Weston & Gayton Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 07594 002590 or email
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01305 838512 or email
Whithorn Priory Contacts: Tel: 0131 550 7612 or email
Wigan Council Contacts: Tel: 01942 404090 or email
Wiltshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01225 713103 or email
Wirral Council Contacts: Tel: 0151 691 8527 or email
Woking Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01483 743025 or email
Wychavon District Council Contacts: Tel: 01684 862151 or email
Wyre Forest District Council Contacts: Tel: 01562 732708 or email
Yatton Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01934 426473 or email

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