Published: Tuesday, 31st August 2021
Cllr Diana Esler, the Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council, raised the Red Ensign above the Council offices in honour of the British Merchant Navy.
The flag raising took place on Tuesday 31 August at the Council’s offices in Sevenoaks in advance of Merchant Navy Day on 3 September.
The Chairman was joined by Leader of the Council Cllr Peter Fleming, Armed Forces Champion Cllr Larry Abraham, Mrs Rosemary Dymond Deputy Left-Lieutenant of Kent, the Reverend Anne Bourne, the Westerham Sea Cadets and local veterans.
Cllr Esler says: “It was an honour to lead the flag raising ceremony for the Merchant Navy. It’s important to commemorate the brave men and women who kept the UK afloat during both World Wars and celebrate our dependence on modern-day merchant seafarers.