It’s wonderful that there was a great turnout for Merchant Navy Day in Llandudno! Merchant Navy Day is a special occasion to honor and pay tribute to the contributions and sacrifices of seafarers who serve in the Merchant Navy. These individuals play a crucial role in maintaining international trade and ensuring the safe transportation of goods across the seas.
Events like this provide an excellent opportunity for the local community to come together and show their appreciation for the men and women who work in the Merchant Navy. It’s also a chance to raise awareness about the importance of maritime trade and the challenges faced by those who work at sea.
Coastwatch Wales a part of Sea Safety Groups association of Independent Coastwatch Stations was well represented at the service held at the Cenotaph North Parade Llandudno, 5 wreaths were laid at the cenotaph including one from Coastwatch Wales which was laid by John Humberstone the Welsh Development Officer and also a Trustee of Sea Safety Group, also present was the North Wales branch of the Merchant Navy Association along with its chairman Capt Ian Hodge and Branch chair Capt David Creamer ,the Sea Cadets,RNLI and a Civic party from Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea and Llandudno Town Councils, refreshments were provided later at the ex servicemans club in vaughan st Llandudno.
The laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph is a solemn tradition that symbolizes respect and remembrance for those who have served and sacrificed, and it’s wonderful to hear that five wreaths were laid, including one from Coastwatch Wales.
The presence of various organizations and individuals, such as the North Wales branch of the Merchant Navy Association, the Sea Cadets, RNLI, and civic representatives from local councils, underscores the importance of honoring the Merchant Navy and recognizing their vital role in maritime safety and trade.