Merchant Navy Day (2)

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Merchant Navy Day is celebrated on 3rd September, to commemorate the contribution the merchant navy has made, and continues to make, to Britain.  There is a special service being held on Sunday 4th September at St Nicholas' Church, Liverpool at 12pm. This cartoon is taken from the wartime log kept by merchant seafarer Peter Rogan while he was a POW in Milag Nord during the Second World War. With so much merchant navy history to cover, this is just a small example of the service given and hardship suffered by merchant seafarers, plenty more information is available in the records held by the Archives Centre or on display at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
 
Lead image: Cartoon from Peter Rogan's wartime log (reference DX/2503)