merchant navy


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merchant navy

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merchant marine

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(Commerce) the ships or crew engaged in a nation's commercial shipping
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merchant navy

merchant marine (Am) nmarina mercantile
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Brinkworth, who has served in the merchant navy, what sort of specimen of the moral influence of out-of-door life and muscular cultivation
The Merchant Navy has done a lot of good work, and I'm not against the flag being flown as a tribute to the seafarers.
Merchant Navy Day is the annual celebration of the British Merchant Navy, with the memorial service held for the 36,000 seafarers who died at sea in World War II.
This new state award, with a place in the order of wear, is being awarded to those who are serving or have served in the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets of the UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands for exemplary service and devotion to duty, rewarding those who have set an outstanding example to others.
The date is national Merchant Navy Day and it is the UK's opportunity to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage and support the future of the service.
The Merchant Navy Association in Wales has teamed up with information project HistoryPoints to make the names and personal details of thousands of merchant seamen who died in wartime available on smartphones and computer tablets.
He was joined by Birmingham City Council's deputy leader, Coun Ian Ward, the area secretary for the Merchant Navy, Eric Brown, Rev Mary Gilbert from St Paul's Church and members of the Merchant Navy Association.
North Tyneside Council is supporting a nationwide call from the Seafarers UK charity and the Merchant Navy Association for the UK Merchant Navy's official flag to be flown on public buildings and landmark flagstaffs.
Next Sunday the Red Ensign of the Merchant Navy Association will be paraded at Centenary Square with the other Service Standards and a wreath will be laid.
We introduced an annual Merchant Navy Day and involved 'Merch' personnel in Remembrance Day.
The Merchant Navy is often called the fourth military service and it's only fairly recently that it has been properly recognised.
The report said that on 4 August 1975, the fourth day's play of the Ashes Test in Lords was disrupted when Merchant Navy cook Michael Angelow shed his clothes and made a dash across the playing area, vaulting the bails, and raising his fist in triumph at the Nursery End, before being led away by police.

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