Red Ensign

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Red Ensign

n
(Nautical Terms) the ensign of the British Merchant Navy, having the Union Jack on a red background at the upper corner of the vertical edge alongside the hoist. Compare White Ensign, Blue Ensign
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More rapidly now we closed the distance between ourselves and the stranger, until I could plainly see the red ensign of the British merchant marine.
Wounded as he was, it was wonderful how fast he could move, his grizzled hair tumbling over his face, and his face itself as red as a red ensign with his haste and fury.
She traded among dark islands on a blue reef- scarred sea, with the Red Ensign over the taffrail and at her masthead a house-flag, also red, but with a green border and with a white crescent in it.
This year, the flying of Red Ensigns will acknowledge the great wartime sacrifices of our mercantile marine, and be a timely reminder in the event of potential shortages which may occur with a no-deal Brexit, of the continuing importance of the current UK-registered fleet, and its contribution to the whole nation's economy and wider well-being.
Given that this is a Tuesday, the organisers of this national event are hoping that participants who fly the Red Ensign will do so for the whole week.
This year, the flying of Red Ensigns will not only acknowledge the great wartime sacrifices of our mercantile marine, but also be a timely reminder in the event of potential shortages which may evidently occur in the event of a no-deal Brexit, of the continuing importance of the current UK-registered fleet, and its contribution to the whole nation's economy and wider well-being.
Patrick Moran, former Liverpool Retired Seafarers' Association chairman, is responsible for ensuring Red Ensigns fly from the main city buildings on Sunday, including Martin's Bank Building, Crowne Plaza Hotel and 30 James Street (former Albion House).
THE City of Liverpool started Merchant Navy Day commemorations by flying the Red Ensign at the Town Hall flag-staff.
LIVERPOOL city centre was ablaze with red ensigns and flags of our allies for the annual Merchant Navy Day on Sunday, but not the Thistle Hotel, by the key venue of Our Lady and St Nicholas' Church.
TWO Red Ensigns will fly from Tower Bridge in London at the request of Mersey seafarers to mark the Liverpool's Merchant Navy Day, next Sunday, September 1.
LIVERPOOL will do Sunday's Merchant Navy Day proud thanks to Pat Moran and his cohorts at the Retired Merchant Navy Association who have already coaxed city property owners to fly Red Ensigns.
Red Ensigns will fly from main city buildings but not at the Mersey Maritime Museum.