Council honours Merchant Navy Day
Flintshire County Council raised the Red Ensign on Sunday, 3 September, to mark
Merchant Navy Day.
The Council takes pride in showing support for seafarers on which the UK
Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day has honoured the brave men and women who kept our
island nation afloat during both World Wars. We also celebrate our continued
dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the
UKs imports, including much of the food we eat, most of the fuel we burn and
virtually all the products and goods we take for granted.
The Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Brian Lloyd, said:
“Flintshire County Council is proud to stand with other local authorities in
supporting Merchant Navy Day. In tribute to the commitment, bravery and
self-sacrifice of our current and former seafarers, we raise the Red Ensign
every year. The Merchant Navy has an important part to play in our history as
a nation and continues to safely deliver vital supplies to our shores.”
Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Andy Dunbobbin, said:
“Flintshire County Council is committed to the Armed Forces Covenant and we
recognise that it is as important to recognise the service given to our nation
by the Merchant Navy.”
All local councils taking part have been added to the Merchant Navy Day “Roll
of Honour” at https://www.merchantnavyfund.org/merchant-navy-day/.
Councillors and members of the public watch as the Red Ensign is raised by
Flintshire County Council Chairman Councillor Brian Lloyd and Robert Robins,
Democratic Services Manager