Merchant Navy Day is celebrated across the UK on September 3rd. It was introduced in 2000 in honour of those who helped keep us afloat in wartime and continue to supply us with some 95% of our imports. A growing number of councils show their support for the day by flying the Red Ensign, the official flag of the Merchant Navy.
TCBC are flying the flag, and Cwmbran Community Council held a full flag hoisting ceremony this morning at the Council House.
Watching the raising of the red ensign @CwmbranCouncil in honour of #MMD merchant navy day pic.twitter.com/9aohH3uHt9— Mayor of Torfaen (@MayorofTorfaen) September 1, 2017