'Red duster' to fly over the Town Hall

Written by Tony Millett on .


Town Councillors have agreed to buy a Red Ensign - known to seamen as the 'Red duster' - so it can mark Merchant Navy Day on Sunday, September 3.

The Red Ensign will fly in Marlborough during that whole weekend.

Councillor Nick Fogg reminded Councillors of the vital part played by the Merchant Navy to keep Britons fed and armed during the Second World War.

The cost of the flag to the Town Council's budget will be in the region of £45.