In 2018, Seafarers UK’s campaign to raise public awareness of our island nation’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers saw more than 800 Red Ensigns being flown ashore on Merchant Navy Day, 3rd September.
Across the UK all community, parish, town, city, district, borough and county councils – along with larger local and unitary authorities – were invited to get involved by hoisting the UK Merchant Navy’s official flag on civic buildings and in public places.
One of the first to sign up was Westminster City Council, where The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor, Councillor Lindsey Hall (pictured), said: ‘We are looking forward to raising awareness by flying the Red Ensign to recognise all Merchant Navy seafarers, whether those we have lost through incredible sacrifice or those currently working hard to service the UK.’
All participating councils, individuals and historic buildings listed on a ‘Roll of Honour’ will be sent a Commemorative Certificate as a token of thanks from Seafarers UK.
For more information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager, Seafarers UK, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 020 7932 5969.