Commemorate Merchant Navy Day

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Today is Merchant Navy Day. MAC can do no better than quote from merchantnavymemorial.com:

“Over 14,661 Merchant Navy Men where lost during World War One.

“Over 30,000 men of the British Merchant Navy were lost between 1939-1945.

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Maritime Safety & Security News 30/31 August 2010

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Aug 302010
 

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