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South Kesteven District Council and Rutland County Council raise red flag to mark Merchant Navy Day 2020




The British Merchant Navy’s iconic red flag has been raised at South Kesteven District Council's office in Grantham and at Oakham Castle to mark Merchant Navy Day 2020 today (Thursday, September 3).

Merchant Navy Day is celebrated throughout the UK on September 3 each year – the day that marked the start of the Second World in 1939 and which saw the first British maritime casualty of the conflict.

In Grantham, SKDC chairman, Coun Jacky Smith (Con), led the commemoration of the work of merchant seafarers and their commitment and sacrifice during war and conflict.



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