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Daventry Commemorates Merchant Navy Day

Posted: Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:41 by Daventry Town Council

Daventry Commemorates Merchant Navy Day

Daventry Town Council would like to everyone who took part in Daventry's Commemoration for Merchant Navy Day which took place on Saturday September 3rd, 11am at the Twinning area.

The Ceremony opened with Daventry Mayor Cllr Glenda Simmonds paying tribute to the British Merchant Navy, honouring the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat not only through two World Wars but also in peacetime to present day.

The Merchant Navy Flag (affectionately known as the Red Duster) was then raised by Mr Chris Eddon representing the Twinning Association, with Ted Sharpe from the Daventry branch of The Royal British Legion reciting the Homage and Reverent Dawn Stokes from Holy Cross Church closing the ceremony in prayer.

Alongside members of the public, Daventry Town Councillors, the Twinning Association, and Daventry ATC, The Royal Navy and Marines were represented by Daventry resident Peter Barber (1961-1970) and David Guillian (1954-1957) from Buckby Wharf

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