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Merchant Navy Day: remembering Devoran's lost sailors

3rd September each year is Merchant Navy Day when the Red Ensign is proudly displayed in many places.

Devoran War Memorial lists several Merchant Navy casualties from WW2, including some listed on the village hall Roll of Honour as surviving throughout WW1 in the Mercantile Marine. 62 more words


Thursday 2 September 1915 - We Lost 253

A proposal is made to the War Office for the formation of a single machine gun company per Brigade by withdrawing the guns from the Battalions. 566 more words

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Merchant Navy Rememberance Day

Extract from The Times
Saturday August 29th 2015

Time to Remember the forgotten dead of the Merchant Navy
By Roger Hoefling

The Merchant Navy is the fourth Service but it is also the forgotten service, it has not been unknown for the MN lapel badge to be worn inverted to signify “Not wanted”. 797 more words


Third Life rolls on...

Sometimes I feel like the space time continuum is out of whack and I’m in a parallel universe, namely the other day when one of the cadets handed over the watch to me at 8pm.  1,187 more words

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I’m about a third of the way through my time on the THV Galatea and I’m still having an amazing time, and learning loads! When I last posted I was about to start my first week on 4-8 watches, just off the Isle of May, up on the east coast of Scotland. 1,818 more words

Thursday 19 August 1915 - We Lost 448

The British liner Arabic (Captain W Finch) is torpedoed and sunk fifty miles south by west ½ west from the Old Head of Kinsale by the German submarine U24.  555 more words

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Days That Made Us - Merchant Navy

Days that Made Us is a creative project that challenges people to chose and describe the one day of their life that made them who they are. 101 more words