De­ci­sion to fly flag is praised

The Oban Times - - News -

THE FLY­ING of the Red En­sign flag on Mer­chant Navy day last week has been met with praise from across the county.

It is hoped the idea of coun­cil­lor Mau­rice Corry, who has a spe­cial brief as the Armed Forces Cham­pion within Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil, can be con­tin­ued.

Mr Corry told the Oban Times: ‘I am re­ally pleased with the fly­ing of the Red En­sign to com­mem­o­rate the huge sac­ri­fice by mem­bers of the Mer­chant Navy in the two World Wars. We must en­sure this is an an­nual event.’

David Pear­son, of Clachan Seil, praised the ac­tions of the loca au­thor­ity for rais­ing the flag.

He said: ‘A big thank you to who­ever was re­spon­si­ble for fly­ing the Red En­sign on the coun­cil of­fices on Septem­ber 3, Mer­chant Navy Day.

‘It’s good that some folk still re­mem­ber the lives lost.’

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