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merchant navy

, marine
the ships or crew engaged in a nation's commercial shipping
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Wreaths were laid by, among others, the Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA), Merchant Navy veterans, High Commissioners and naval attaches from many countries linked with the Port of Liverpool, including the Canadian Navy.
Merchant Navy seafarers and those serving in the fishing fleets provide a tremendous service to our island nation and it is only right that they are recognised for the vital role they play, often in difficult and dangerous conditions.
The Red Ensign, or "Red Duster" as it is known, has been the recognised flag of the British Merchant Navy since 1854.
Another plaque is due to go on display near Swansea's Merchant Navy memorial.
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.
Members of the public are invited to join the Deputy Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, civic leaders, Merchant Navy and veterans groups at a special ceremony on September 3, at 10am, outside the council's Quadrant headquarters on the Cobalt business park.
After years of lobbying by veterans, today, September 3, was declared Merchant Navy Day back in 2000.
At the outbreak of World War II, the Royal Navy recognised that it would not be able to man all the auxiliary vessels that would serve with it and enlisted thousands of officers and men of the Merchant Navy to serve with the Royal Navy under special terms.
However, when asked what the Merchant Navy was, 54% of the British population couldn't answer correctly, even though almost 90% have heard of them.
VETERANS from Wirral will be visiting shopping centres to raise awareness of the services available to support past and present members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Navy, and their families.
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.
Summary: ransport Minister Amar Tou on Thursday announced the forthcoming creation of a semi-public company of sea transport to develop the national merchant navy and strengthen the Algerian fleet, which is currently made up of 32 ships.

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