Merchant Navy Day

In 2015 Seafarers UK – with the support of the Merchant Navy Association – launched the ‘Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day’ campaign.

Intended to raise public awareness of the UK’s dependence on seafarers, this campaign invited selected local authorities to fly the Red Ensign – the official flag of the UK Merchant Navy – atop public buildings and prominent flagstaffs on 3 September.

Last year the Red Ensign was flown on Merchant Navy Day at more than 400 locations ashore, with flag-hoisting ceremonies arranged by many local councils – see Roll of Honour.

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

In 2016, the Red Ensign was flown on Merchant Navy Day at more than 400 locations ashore