Sea Cadets will help honour Merchant Navy

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Westerham Sea Cadets will join the Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council, Councillor Pat Bosley, to raise the Red Ensign in honour of the British Merchant Navy.

The flag raising will take place from 1.15pm on Monday, September 3 at the Council’s offices in Sevenoaks (TN13 1HG) with guests welcome to stay for refreshments afterwards.

The chairman will be also be joined by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Lord Sackville, as well as the Mayors of Swanley and Sevenoaks.

Councillor Bosley, said: “For too long, the contribution made by the Merchant Navy during the Second World War went unrecognised. But we now proudly honour the huge price they paid for not only ensuring the vital supplies for our war effort in our hour of need, but also in supplying our allies and our armed forces elsewhere in times of conflict.

“As an island and a trading nation, the Merchant Navy has been essential to our survival and prosperity. It is only right that we celebrate their past and present sacrifices.”

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