Merchant Navy Association

Merchant Navy Association
National Office
9 Saxon Way
Caistor
Market Rasen
Lincolnshire
LN7 6SG
England

Website

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The Merchant Navy Association (MNA) will mark the First World War centenary at its annual Merchant Navy Day Service at the Merchant Navy national memorial in Trinity Square Gardens on Tower Hill in London on 7th September. Cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the three memorials there commemorate those for whom there is no known grave but the sea. The Service's focal point, the First World War memorial bears 11,541 names together with those of the 1,458 ships from which they were lost.

That for the Second World War records 23,832 names and their 2,174 vessels while that for the Falklands Campaign lists 17 personnel and 4 ships.

Wreaths will be laid at each memorial, followed by the planting in the lawn of miniature Red Ensigns, the flag of the British Merchant Navy, in individual acts of remembrance.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:-
http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/90002/TOWER%20HILL%20MEMORIAL.

Merchant Navy Day is on 3rd September each year, the anniversary of the start of the Second World War. While the MN Day Service on Tower Hill takes place on the following Sunday, a service takes place on 3rd September annually at each MNA Branch across the UK:-

Aberystwyth
Axe Vale
Belfast
Bolton
Boston & South Lincs
Bristol
Caithness
Dormanstown & Redcar
Dumfries
East Lothian
Exeter
Harrogate
Immingham
Ipswich
Kent
London & Greater London
Medway
Midlands
Newport
Pill & North Somerset
Plymouth & SW MSA
Ribble Valley
Salford
Scarborough
Solent
Tamworth
Taunton
Tilbury
Torbay
Tyne & Wear
Walton on the Naze
Western Isles
West Norfolk
Weymouth, Portland and District
Wirral
Wolverhampton

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Trinity Square Gardens open at 8 am and close 1/2 hour before dusk each day.

As well as Tower Hill, venues elsewhere in UK are envisaged during 2014-18..

Admission charges

Not applicable: see above.

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Merchant Navy Day Service

  • 6 September 2015 12:30-2:30pm

In this centenary year, the First World War memorial will be the focal point for the Service. It bears the names of 11,541 members of the Merchant Navy and fishing fleet for whom there is no grave but the sea, listed with the names of the 1,458 vessels from which they were lost. Wreaths also will be laid at the other Merchant Navy memorials on Tower Hill which commemorate those lost in the Second World War and Falklands Campaign.

All are invited.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Merchant Navy Memorial
Trinity Square Gardens,
Tower Hill
London
EC3N 4DJ

Getting there

Bus: 15 Trafalgar Square - Blackwall
42 Liverpool Street - Denmark Hill
78 Shoreditch - Nunhead
RV1 Covent Garden - Tower Gateway

Underground: Circle or District line to Tower Hill
DLR: Tower Gateway

National Rail: Fenchurch Street; Liverpool Street

London River Services: Tower Pier

Admission

Free

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Merchant Navy Day Service

  • 4 September 2016 12:30-2:30pm

In this centenary year, the First World War memorial will be the focal point for the Service. It bears the names of 11,541 members of the Merchant Navy and fishing fleet for whom there is no grave but the sea, listed with the names of the 1,458 vessels from which they were lost. Wreaths also will be laid at the other Merchant Navy memorials on Tower Hill which commemorate those lost in the Second World War and Falklands Campaign.

All are invited.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Merchant Navy Memorial
Trinity Square Gardens,
Tower Hill
London
EC3N 4DJ

Getting there

Bus: 15 Trafalgar Square - Blackwall
42 Liverpool Street - Denmark Hill
78 Shoreditch - Nunhead
RV1 Covent Garden - Tower Gateway

Underground: Circle or District line to Tower Hill
DLR: Tower Gateway

National Rail: Fenchurch Street; Liverpool Street

London River Services: Tower Pier

Admission

Free

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Merchant Navy Day Service

  • 3 September 2017 12:30-2:30pm

In this centenary year, the First World War memorial will be the focal point for the Service. It bears the names of 11,541 members of the Merchant Navy and fishing fleet for whom there is no grave but the sea, listed with the names of the 1,458 vessels from which they were lost. Wreaths also will be laid at the other Merchant Navy memorials on Tower Hill which commemorate those lost in the Second World War and Falklands Campaign.

All are invited.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Merchant Navy Memorial
Trinity Square Gardens,
Tower Hill
London
EC3N 4DJ

Getting there

Bus: 15 Trafalgar Square - Blackwall
42 Liverpool Street - Denmark Hill
78 Shoreditch - Nunhead
RV1 Covent Garden - Tower Gateway

Underground: Circle or District line to Tower Hill
DLR: Tower Gateway

National Rail: Fenchurch Street; Liverpool Street

London River Services: Tower Pier

Admission

Free

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Merchant Navy Day Service

  • 2 September 2018 12:30-2:30pm

In this centenary year, the First World War memorial will be the focal point for the Service. It bears the names of 11,541 members of the Merchant Navy and fishing fleet for whom there is no grave but the sea, listed with the names of the 1,458 vessels from which they were lost. Wreaths also will be laid at the other Merchant Navy memorials on Tower Hill which commemorate those lost in the Second World War and Falklands Campaign.

All are invited.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Merchant Navy Memorial
Trinity Square Gardens,
Tower Hill
London
EC3N 4DJ

Getting there

Bus: 15 Trafalgar Square - Blackwall
42 Liverpool Street - Denmark Hill
78 Shoreditch - Nunhead
RV1 Covent Garden - Tower Gateway

Underground: Circle or District line to Tower Hill
DLR: Tower Gateway

National Rail: Fenchurch Street; Liverpool Street

London River Services: Tower Pier

Admission

Free

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