Merchant Navy Day Tuesday September 3rd 2019

Date: 3rd September 2019
Published by: Admin

Today, Bollington Town Council will fly the Red Ensign to mark Merchant Navy Day 2019

The Merchant Navy played a significant and often critical role throughout the First World War and in both World Wars, Merchant Navy seafarers and fishermen fought the enemy, the weather and the seas to keep the nation and the Armed Services supplied and able to defend themselves.
The 3rd September 1939 marks the outbreak of the Second World War but few are aware that it also marks the first major British maritime casualty, the merchant vessel SS Athenia which was torpedoed just a few hours after hostilities were declared, with the loss of 128 passengers and crew.
To find out more about please visit https://www.merchantnavyfund.org/merchant-navy-day/
or download the guide here

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