Ilkeston remembers WWII seafarers

Merchant Navy day. Mayor of Erewash Cllr Val Clare
Merchant Navy day. Mayor of Erewash Cllr Val Clare

Ilkeston paid tribute to soldiers who died during the Second World War today for Merchant Navy Day.

The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Val Clare, said: “It is important that we honour the role played by merchant seafarers during the Second World War, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“Erewash Borough Council is always proud to fly the ‘Red Duster’ above both its Town Halls in recognition of everything they did for this country and to be a part of the ceremony to commemorate the national Merchant Navy Day.”