Felixstowe Town Council to Raise Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day

Posted by Town Hall Staff 01 September 2023

On Sunday 3 September at 10.30am, Felixstowe Town Council will fly the Red Ensign at the Town Hall to mark Merchant Navy Day and raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.

Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3 September has honoured the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK’s imports, including half of the food we eat.

Cllr Seamus Bennett, Mayor of Felixstowe said “Felixstowe Town Council is proud to fly the Red Ensign to celebrate Merchant Navy Day, in recognition of the sacrifice and service of all merchant seafarers. As a seaside town, home to Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, Felixstowe is proud to signify the service of those seafarers in Felixstowe Town Hall Gardens”

For more information about Merchant Navy Day and Seafarers UK, please www.theseafarerscharity.enthuse.com/cf/merchant-navy-day-2023