Rais­ing of the flag

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

The Mer­chant Navy’s of­fi­cial flag will be flown at Fen­land Hall in March a week on Fri­day to mark Mer­chant Navy Day. Fen­land Dis­trict Coun­cil chair­man Cllr Carol Cox will be host­ing a cer­e­mony. It was on Septem­ber 2, 1939 that the SS Athe­nia was the first mer­chant ship to be tor­pe­doed and sunk, with the loss of 128 lives.

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