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At 0300 today, 66 years ago, the 'Athenia' was sunk, the first in a long list of Merchant ships lost during the Second World War.

Fittingly, today is Merchant Navy Day, so if any ships or public building don't have a Red Ensign at half mast, remember and get onto them about it! I will!

Sadly, most people don't even know what the Merchant Navy was and is, never mind what a Red Ensign looks like...

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I will have mine flying tomorrow for sure.
Hey!! Turd mate when are you joining your ship? I thought you had left already.
John
 

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You are right Jim and to my shame I did not know either but I'm about to get up on the roof with a bucket of red paint.
 

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tks for reminding me jim.(i had forgotten)unfortunately the only red duster i can sail under these days is hanging on the bulkhead in my dayroom but i still look at it and greive about a life lost
mike
 

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John,
I'm flying out on Tuesday to Los Angeles, to join the 'British Pioneer' in Long Beach.
After that we're off to Basra, Iraq.
Should only be doing 4 months this time (hopefully), so should be back in January.
 

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Have a safe flight, fair weather, and a good sailing.
Im going out to take a picture of my Red Duster flying high,and will post it later.
John

P.S.
Check out my flag flying in the bright sunshine this morning. (Applause)
 
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