Ian Morrison, Dumfries Merchant Navy
Association treasurer, was joined by fellow member Donald McKay for the official flagraising ceremony at Drumlanrig Castle last Thursday morning.
Another recipient of this year's prestigious award is Captain Rachel Dunn, who started her career in the Merchant Navy
and later became the first female Admiralty Pilot.
"We have been observing Merchant Navy
Day for some years and raising the Red Ensign is our annual recognition of our support for them."
Harry Angel is the proven performer in the field but he's never won at Ascot so I'll be pinning my colours to the mast of Merchant Navy
Day has been commemorated in the UK since 2000.
He said: "I am proud to support the nationwide call from the Seafarer UK charity and the Merchant Navy
Association for the UK Merchant Navy
's official flag to be flown on this day.
The Merchant Navy
is often called the fourth military service and it's only fairly recently that it has been properly recognised.
THE Princess Royal paid tribute to Merchant Navy
sailors who lost their lives serving on Royal Navy ships during World War II.
[ClickPress, Thu Sep 15 2011] Findmypast.co.uk has announced one million 20th century Merchant Navy
Seamen records are now online for the first time ever.
Records of one million members of the Merchant Navy
will go online, including those conscripted into the service as boys and "sea dogs" in their dotage.
KARACHI, June 23, 2011 (Frontier Start): The 22 merchant navy
sailors of MV Suez freed from the Somali pirates will reach Karachi on June 23 on board PNS Zulfiqar.
It was the third time in a week that veteran Cliff Booth, from Womborne, Staffordshire, had carried the standard for the Merchant Navy
to mark the occasion.
The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy
in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943.
officers claim cheap foreign labour is threatening the fleet's future.
Instead of the justifiable, and modest, financial compensation sought by the handful of remaining Merchant Navy
vets, the Commons Committee on Veterans affairs instead proposed what they presumably felt was an adequate alternative.