Appeal for Merchant Navy Day civic reception

Scottish Borders Council headquarters building

Published: Friday, 20th July 2018

Borderers who have previously or currently serve in the Merchant Navy are being asked to contact us ahead of a special reception to honour their services.

Merchant Navy Day is held on 3 September every year to honour the brave men and women who kept Britain afloat during both World Wars, and also celebrate the importance of modern day merchant seafarers.

We will hold a civic reception on the same day at our HQ to mark the occasion, and is seeking to invite any local former members of the Merchant Navy or current members to the event.

Our Convener, Councillor David Parker

“The Merchant Navy was given its name exactly 100 years ago at the end of World War I, with King George V acknowledging their efforts in providing supplies to Britain.

“With this special anniversary, we felt it was appropriate to mark the efforts of our local personnel and would request any Borders seafarers to get in contact with us so we can invite you to the reception.”

How to get in touch

Any Merchant Navy personnel from the Borders wishing to come along should phone 01835 826571 or contact Councillor Sandy Aitchison.

Merchant Navy personnel are asked to contact us as soon as possible as spaces are limited.