RED ENSIGN FLAG RAISED IN RUTLAND

On Friday morning, 3rd September, the red Ensign flag was raised in the grounds of Oakham Castle. The flag was raised to mark Merchant Navy Day. The Merchant Navy is the collective term for commercial shipping including vessels from cruise ships, tankers and cargo ships of all description. During World War Two merchant seamen crewed Merchant ships keeping the United Kingdom supplied with raw materials. They also kept us supplies supplied with arms, ammunition, fuel,and food. Thanks to the Merchant

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