It is with much regret, that the Annual Merchant Navy Day Commemorative Service previously planned for Sunday 5th September has been cancelled. the uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation in September, the vulnnerability of those attending, the maintenance of social distancing when travelling, mixing with shipmates on parade, in the Gardens and at Wetherspoons has been considered. That, together with the logistics of planning/cancelling the event have forced this decision.
Instead, to mark Merchant Navy Day, we are planning to hold a small service in the Sunken Garden, at 12.00hrs on Friday 3rd September and without the usual ‘pageantry’. There will be no security, band, standards or seating etc., just a small gathering to pay their respects.
The MN Association asks that you avoid travelling to this service and, instead, mark the day at your local event.