Sandgate Parish Council will be flying the Red Ensign from the flagpole on the Village Green over this weekend in honour of Merchant Navy Day on Sunday 3rd September.
Since the start of this century, 3rd September has been the UK’s designated Merchant Navy day. The UK’s prosperity has of course been dependent on the Merchant Navy since the beginning of international trade. But only during the two world Wars did the British public realise that without merchant ships and brave seafarers, the UK would soon be starved of food and other essential supplies.
Sandgate Parish Council appears on the Merchant Navy Fund Roll of Honour 2017 for taking part.