Merchant Navy Day 2022

3rd September: Today is Merchant Navy Day, celebrated in Rutland at with a ceremony raising ‘The Red Duster’ at Oakham Castle. Rutland remembers the Merchant Navy’s service & sacrifice in the past & present. Without the Merchant Navy carrying supplies, both world wars would have been lost. There are still many dangers. Most of our imports & 25% of fuel is carried by Merchant Navy today.