The Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council, Councillor Pat Bosley was joined by Westerham Sea Cadets to raise the Red Ensign above the Council offices in honour of the British Merchant Navy.
The Chairman was also 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.”