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Merchant Navy Day

Would you take a moment to signal your support for merchant seafarers this Merchant Navy Day?

Whether you want to remember a loved one or express your gratitude to those who risked so much, simply write a message in the box below. On Sunday 4 September 2016, we will plant your flag alongside others in a Sea of Remembrance at the annual Merchant Navy commemoration service that takes place in the sunken gardens at Trinity House in London.

By signalling your support you will be acknowledging the debt we owe to the sacrifice that an estimated 45,000 seafarers made to keep the supply lines open during two World Wars. And if you want to know more about the history of the Merchant Navy or even trace one of your ancestors we recommend The National Archives website as a starting point.

Send your message of support for seafarers

Today, we rely on merchant seafarers the world over to guarantee the transport of goods that enrich our lives through international trade. And that’s why, for nearly 200 years, Sailors’ Society has been privileged to support seafarers and their families every day of the week – at home, in port, at sea. A gift to Sailors’ Society can help make sure this long tradition continues at times of peace as well as conflict. When you send your message, please consider making a donation.

Download a Red Ensign to send your message of support for seafarers