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Merchant Navy Day

We raise the Red Ensign Flag on Strand Wharf to mark Merchant Navy Day 2021 to show our support to the brave men and women who kept goods moving during both World Wars and to all of our merchant seafarers who are responsible for more than 90 per cent of the UK’s imports.

The ceremony was led by our Chairman, Cllr Cracknell; included a warming tribute from Cllr Bowry and prayers with Fr. Clive Hillman of St Clement’s Church. Town Councillors, The Mayor and SBC Leigh and West Leigh Ward Councillors were in attendance. Special thanks to 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scouts for raising the flag alongside us. #merchantnavyday #redensign