The Council marked Merchant Navy Day on Monday 3 September with a flag-raising ceremony at the Borough Offices in Cheshunt.

Broxbourne Borough Council is one of more than 600 Councils across the UK that has hoisted the Red Ensign to mark this years’ Merchant Navy Day. National Merchant Navy Day takes place annually to honour the brave men and women of the Merchant Navy, including those who lost their lives at times of war, and to celebrate the vital role of merchant seafarers in our communities.

Cllr Siobhan Monaghan, Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Services, led the ceremony and was joined by the Mayor of Broxbourne, Cllr Steve Wortley, for a poignant speech from His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, and the raising of the flag.

Also in attendance were representatives from The Hertfordshire District Sea Cadets, alongside Councillors and officers of the Council.

The Mayor of Broxbourne, Cllr Steve Wortley, said: “Broxbourne Council is delighted to raise the Red Ensign to honour this significant day, and to publicly show our support for the great work that the Merchant Navy do, on our behalf.”

For more information on Merchant Navy Day, please visit: https://www.merchantnavyfund.org/merchant-navy-day/.