The office of Dr Julia Reid MEP is proudly flying the Red Ensign in its office window for Merchant Navy Day, which is celebrated every year on the 3rd of September – since it became an official day of remembrance at the turn of the century.

Today (Monday, 3rd September), Dr Reid uploaded a photo of her office to her social media accounts, with the caption: “As the wife of a #MerchantNavy Chief Engineer (who sailed on #ShellTankers), whose father served as a Mate in the #MerchantNavy during WW2, I’m proud to ‘fly’ the #RedEnsign in my Chippenham office window on #MerchantNavyDay