Merchant Navy Day 2021

3rd September – it’s always good to celebrate those who keep our country supplied; recent events have shown it’s still a dangerous job in some parts of the world, even in times of ‘peace’.

In a somewhat Covid-restricted ceremony we nevertheless raised the Red Duster at Oakham Castle. The flag was raised by Captain Robert Strick (on my right). I was particularly pleased that the Navy Regional Commander for Eastern England, Commodore Bellfield (on my left) was able to join us – marking the links between the Royal Navy & Merchant Navy.