Remembrance Day Service
The Honourable Company of Master Mariners
The national Merchant Navy Memorial comprises individual memorials for the First World War, Second World War and Falklands Campaign. They commemorate the men and women, civilians all, of the Mercantile Marine, Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets killed in conflict who have no grave but the sea. Together with those of the 1,458 vessels from which they were lost, the First World War section bears the names of 11,541 merchant seafarers; they are aged from 13 to 73 and of 103 nationalities. Two, Mercantile Marine captains Fredrick Parslow and Archibald Smith, are the only civilians in the First World War to have been awarded Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross. The Second World War memorial records 23,832 seafarers and their 2,174 ships while that for the Falklands Campaign has the names of 17 Merchant Navy members from 4 ships..
The Red Ensign, the flag of the Merchant Navy, flies permanently over the Memorial.
All are welcome. Music at the Service is provided by the Wake Band.