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Council honours Merchant Navy Day

Published: 05/09/2023

Flintshire County Council raised the Red Ensign on Friday September 1 to mark Merchant Navy Day.   

The Council takes pride in showing support for seafarers on which the UK depends, and the flag was flown outside County Hall, Mold over the weekend.  

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 UK's 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 Chair of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Gladys Healey, said:

“In tribute to the commitment, bravery and self-sacrifice of our current and former seafarers, we are proud to raise the Red Ensign to support Merchant Navy Day. The Merchant Navy has played an important part in our history and continues to safely deliver vital supplies to our shores.”