Tendring will fly flags to mark three occasions in September

Wednesday, 2 September, 2020
Battle of Britain Flag before it was hoisted in 2019

Tendring District Council (TDC) will commemorate three special days this month by flying special flags at Clacton Town Hall.

Merchant Navy Day will be marked tomorrow (Thursday, 3 September), with the reading of a message from the HRH Earl of Wessex, President of the Seafarers UK charity, at 9.55am before the Red Ensign flag is hoisted at 10am.

Emergency Services Day will celebrate the work of the 999 organisations on 9 September, again with the flying of a special flag.

Meanwhile the Battle of Britain flag will be flown for the weekend of 18-21 September, to coincide with a memorial being held on 20 September.

TDC Chairman Councillor Dan Land said: “The sterling and brave work of our Merchant Navy, those who work in the emergency services and those brave pilots and crew who protected our skies during the Battle of Britain can slip by without recognition.

“So I am pleased we are supporting again these commemorative days to show our appreciation for the work and sacrifice made across the Merchant Navy, RAF and our emergency services.”

Last updated on: 02/09/2020 - 12:13