Are you, or any of your family members, a serving or veteran Merchant Seaman or a Sea Cadet?
If so, please come along and join in Coxhoe Parish Council’s Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day, We will be gathering at 5.45 pm at the flagpole outside of Coxhoe Village Hall on Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Following our inaugural event last year, we are looking to commemorate Merchant Navy Day as we look to raise our community’s awareness of our island nation’s reliance on seafarers and shipping.
Once again, we are supporting the Seafarers UK campaign to fly the Red Ensign on Merchant Navy Day in honour of the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during two World Wars. Even during peacetime our Mercanat Navy has faced, and continues to face, the more routine perils of violent storms and mountainous seas. With 95% of our imports carried by ship, including almost half of the food we eat.We also have regular fuel imports andwithout which the merchant Navy,our power stations would soon close. With more sea ports and harbours and a longer coastline than any other European country, we depend on the Merchant Navy to export over 75% of our goods
Last year’s event was attended by family members and friends of those currently serving in the Merchant Navy, as well as County Councillors; Parish Councillors, Coxhoe Scout Group and members of the public
If you are interested in being involved, or would like to know more then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org