PRESS RELEASE: Merchant Navy Day

Published: 03 September 2021

The Red Ensign flag was raised at The Vine today to commemorate Merchant Navy Day. The Mayor of Sevenoaks, Councillor Dr Merilyn Canet, was joined by the Deputy Mayor, Councillors and former Mayors for the raising of the Red Ensign, which was raised by the Westerham Sea Cadets. Prayers were read by Revd Canon Angus Macleay from St Nicholas Church and Miller Lang from the Royal Naval Association read the Exhortation

The Mayor said: ‘It has been a privilege today to help raise awareness for Merchant Navy veterans and our support for the seafarers on which the United Kingdom depends by proudly flying the Red Ensign.’