Tag: Merchant Navy Day

Tribute to fallen Merchant Navy seamen

Each year on Merchant Navy Day, John Manning, aged 87, lays a personal wreath at Campbeltown War Memorial in memory of his friends and fellow Merchant seamen.

Merchant seamen’s names will live on

Former Merchant Navy seaman John Manning said: ‘Once a Merchant Navy ship was torpedoed the crew’s pay immediatly ceased and they would be classed VNC – voyage not completed.’