The 3rd of September is commemorated as Merchant Navy Day in the UK, and as such we commemorate the men and women of the Merchant Navy who lost their lives in the service of their country. Their contribution to the war effort is often forgotten but it was a vital one. Sadly the records that are held barely identify them and we often know very little about their service and their lives. The main Merchant Navy Memorial is the Tower Hill Memorial in London and it commemorates more than 35,800 casualties from both World Wars who have no known grave.
That is why it is very important that on this day we fly the Red Duster in their honour.
The images below are all taken at the National Memorial Arboretum.
The Liverpool Merchant Navy Memorial
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