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Fly the flag for the Merchant Navy

Island will celebrate merchant fleet

The Isle of Man will be flying the flag for the Merchant Navy next month.

Merchant Navy Day takes place on Thursday, September 3 – and the Manx Red Ensign will be flown from public buildings to mark it.

The occasion celebrates the role of the merchant fleet – Economic Development Minister Laurence Skelly says the Island’s contribution means we can be proud of our maritime heritage.

It’s part of a campaign by the maritime charity the King George V Fund for Sailors which has a branch here on the Isle of Man.

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