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Merchant Navy Day

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Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3rd 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, plenty of the fuel we burn and virtually all the products and goods we take for granted!

For the fourth year running, Seafarers UK is campaigning for the Red Ensign - the UK Merchant Navy's official flag - to be flown on 3rd September on civic buildings and landmark flagpoles across the UK. Parish, community, town, city, district 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 ashore - civic centres, town halls, public libraries, village greens, churches, sports venues, historic buildings, tourist attractions, ports, etc.

This year hundreds of local flag-hoisting ceremonies will be organised, involving VIPs, civic dignitaries, Merchant Navy veterans, naval cadets, etc. A message of support from HRH The Earl of Wessex is available to be read out at participating locations '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.

In 2018 our target is for the Red Ensign to be flown ashore at 800 locations. As Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September falls on a Monday, we are encouraging participants to fly the flag for the whole week!

For further information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager at Seafarers UK, email, phone 020 7932 5969.

Important: To confirm your participation please complete this online registration form.

Roll of Honour 2018

Aberystwyth Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01873 857838 or email
Alford Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01507 463590 or email
Angus Council Contacts: Tel: 01307 473007 or email
Attleborough Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01953 456194 or email
Axe Vale Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 075946 63551 or email
Bamburgh Castle Contacts: Tel: 01668 214208 or email
Barnard Castle Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01833 690970 or email
Barnsley Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01977 652880 or email
Barnsley Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01977 652880 or email
Barrow Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01229 876504 or email
Barton, Bilsborrow & Myerscough War Memorial Contacts: Tel: 01995 640568 or email
Belfast Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 02890 832353 or email
Bideford Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01237 428818 or email
Blacko Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 07969 525681 or email
Blackpool Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01253 856844 or email
Borough Council of Wellingborough Contacts: Tel: 01933 231 526 or email
Boston Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01406 425527 or email
Breckland Council Contacts: Tel: 01362 656222 or email
Bristol Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01934 833766 or email
Broxtowe Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 0115 9173210 or email
Caithness Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01593 731480 or email
Christ Church, Swindon Contacts: Tel: 01793 692714 or email
Clackmannanshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01259 452005 or email
Cobhair Bharraigh SCIO Contacts: Tel: 01871 810906 or email
Copdock and Waashbrook Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01473 730970 or email
Corby Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01536 464013 or email
Corporation of Trinity House Newcastle upon Tyne Contacts: Tel: 0191 232 8226 or email
Cowes Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01983 209022 or email
Cwmbran Community Council Contacts: Tel: 01633 624154 or email
Daventry Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01327 301246 or email
Devizes Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01380 722160 or email
Dormanstown/Redcar Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01642 471897 or email
Dumfries Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01387 739530 or email
Durham County Council Contacts: Tel: 03000 268045 or email
East Ayrshire Council Contacts: Tel: 01563 576521 or email
East Hampshire District Council Contacts: Tel: 01730 234002 or email
East Preston Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01903 770050 or email
East Renfrewshire Council Contacts: Tel: 0141 577 3107 or email
East Staffordshire Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01283 508601 or email
Egglescliffe & Eaglescliffe Council Contacts: Tel: 01642 785951 or email
Epping Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01992 579444 or email
Esclusham Community Council Contacts: Tel: 01978 366491 or email
Exeter Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01395 225592 or email
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners Contacts: Tel: 01326 213537 or email
Felixstowe & Haven Ports Seafarers Centre Contacts: Tel: 01394 673599 or email
Felixstowe Ferry Contacts: Tel: 01394 670633 or email
Felixstowe Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01394 283116 or email
Felixstowe Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01394 282086 or email
Fife Council Contacts: Tel: 03451 555555 or email
Fleetwood Nautical Campus Contacts: Tel: 01253 779123 or email
Forest of Dean District Council Contacts: Tel: 01594 812612 or email
Fylde Council Contacts: Tel: 01253 658505 or email
Garlieston Community Council Contacts: Tel: 07928 043671 or email
Gravesend Sea School Contacts: Tel: 01403 753525 or email
Great Bradley Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01440 783903 or email
Hadley and Leegomery Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01952 245501 or email
Harrogate Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01274 483319 or email
Harwich International Contacts: Tel: 07848 015074 or email
Helston Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01326 572063 or email
Higham Ferrers Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01933 312075 or email
Hightown Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 0151 929 3581 or email
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01455 255699 or email
HMS Belfast (Imperial War Museums) Contacts: Tel: 020 794 6321 or email
Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 07708 931666 or email
Hythe and Dibden Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 023 808 41411 or email
Hythe Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01303 266152 or email
Immingham Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01469 518688 or email
Ipswich Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01206 395256 or email
Kent Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01304 202453 or email
Leeds City Council Contacts: Tel: 0113 3788646 or email
Liverpool Marine Office - Maritime and Coastguard Agency Contacts: Tel: 0203 908 5110 or email
Liverpool Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 0151 427 3668 or email
London & Greater London Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01708 341767 or email
Lynemouth Parish Council (Northumberland) Contacts: Tel: 07788 111729 or email
Maldon Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01621 857373 or email
Mansfield & Ashfield MNA Contacts: Tel: 01977 652880 or email
Markenfield Hall Contacts: Tel: 01765 603411 or email
Marldon Local History Group Contacts: Tel: 01803 529859 or email
Masham Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01765 680205 or email
Medway Council Contacts: Tel: 01634 332864 or email
Medway Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01634 252179 or email
Melksham Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01225 704187 or email
Mevagissey Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 07570 832669 or email
Midlands Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01889 585588 or email
Midlothian Council Contacts: Tel: 0131 271 3161 or email
Mildenhall Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01638 713493 or email
Morecombe Bay Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01524 422354 or email
National Oceanography Centre Contacts: Tel: 023 805 96289 or email
NCI St Alban's Head Lookout- QAVS Contacts: Tel: 01202 881554 or email
New Milton Town Council Contacts: Tel: 07870 751779 or email
Newport Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01633 279638 or email
Newton Abbot Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01626 201120 or email
North Ferriby Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01482 631822 or email
Northamptonshire County Council Contacts: Tel: 07540 672577 or email
Olney Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01234 711679 or email
Pembrokeshire County Council Contacts: Tel: 01437 775387 or email
Penarth Town Council Contacts: Tel: 02920 700721 or email
Pill & North Somerset MNA Contacts: Tel: 01275 374895 or email
Plymouth City Council Contacts: Tel: 01752 304858 or email
Pointon & Sempringham Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 07496 582438 or email
Portsmouth City Council Contacts: Tel: 07508 293868 or email
Preston Capes Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01327 360905 or email
Renfrewshire Council Contacts: Tel: 0141 618 6794 or email
Retired Shell Tankers (UK) Seafarers Contacts: Tel: 01502 722359 or email
Ribble Valley Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01200 414408 or email
Ribble Valley Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01200 443073 or email
Ripponden Parish Council Contacts: Tel: 01422 823245 or email
Salford Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01625 524057 or email
Scarborough Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01723 865621 or email
Scottish Borders Council Contacts: Tel: 01835 826571 or email
Sedgemoor District Council Contacts: Tel: 01278 435320 or email
Selby Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01757 708449 or email
Shetland Islands Council Contacts: Tel: 01595 744511 or email
Shoreham Port Authority Contacts: Tel: 07736 179789 or email
Shrewsbury Town Council Contacts: Tel: 07976 020817 or email
Solent Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 02380 440107 or email
Solihull MBC Contacts: Tel: 0121 704 6023 or email
Someset County Council Contacts: Tel: 01823 355352 or email
South Gloucestershire Council Contacts: Tel: 01454 863851 or email
South Kesteven District Council Contacts: Tel: 01476 406517 or email
South West MSA Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 07859 952275 or email
Southampton City Council Contacts: Tel: 023 8083 2433 or email
Southend on Sea Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01702 534107 or email
St Mary's Church Beverley Contacts: Tel: 07734 690721 or email
Staffordshire County Council Contacts: Tel: 01785 276133 or email
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Contacts: Tel: 01538 395551 or email
Sunderland City Council Contacts: Tel: 0191 561 1330 or email
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 0161 342 2103 or email
Tamworth Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01827 592922 or email
Taunton Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01984 623752 or email
Teignmouth Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01626 775030 or email
Tendring District Council Contacts: Tel: 01255 686340 or email
Tilbury Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01375 378014 or email
Torbay Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 01803 851353 or email
Totnes Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01803 862147 or email
Trafford Council Contacts: Tel: 0161 912 2823 or email
Uttoxeter Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01889 564085 or email
Vale of Glamorgan Council Contacts: Tel: 01446 709853 or email
Viking Recruitment & The Maritime Skills Academy Contacts: Tel: 0300 3038191 or email
Walsall Council Contacts: Tel: 01922 653271 or email
Walton & District MNA Contacts: Tel: 01255 851919 or email
Waveney & Suffolk Coastal District Councils Contacts: Tel: 01502 523602 or email
Weymouth Portland & District MNA Contacts: Tel: 07594 671664 or email
West Lancashire Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01695 585097 or email
West Lothian Council Contacts: Tel: 01506 281080 or email
West Mersea Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01206 382128 or email
West Norfolk MNA Contacts: Tel: 01305 814225 or email
West Sussex County Council Contacts: Tel: 0330 2222531 or email
Western Isles MNA Contacts: Tel: 01851 703557 or email
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01305 838512 or email
Wirral Merchant Navy Association Contacts: Tel: 0151 334 5826 or email
Workington Town Council Contacts: Tel: 01900 702986 or email
Wrexham County Borough Council Contacts: Tel: 01978 292289 or email

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