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Celebrating seafarers in Thurrock

27 August 2019
Past and present members of the Merchant Navy will be honoured by Thurrock Council at a special event this September.
On Tuesday 3 September at 10:20am, the Red Ensign flag of the Merchant Navy will be raised outside the Civic Offices in New Road, Grays, for Merchant Navy Day. Following the flag-raising, the Mayor of Thurrock will read a special message from HRH The Earl of Wessex.

Thurrock celebrates Merchant Navy Day

23 August 2018
Thurrock Council will once again be recognising the contribution of the Merchant Navy with a special event this September.
Merchant Navy Day, marked on 3 September each year, recognises and celebrates the men and women who have served and lost their lives throughout the First and Second World Wars.
The occasion focuses on raising money for Seafarers UK, a charity helping people in the maritime community by providing vital funding and support to seafarers in need and their families.