Merchant Navy Day Badge


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Merchant Navy Day is commemorated on the 3rd September each year.  This is the anniversary of the sinking of SS Athena by German U-Boat 30 during WWII.  It happened within ten hours after Britain’s declaration of war in 1939.  Merchant mariners were unharmed and worked under constant threat of attack.  800 Australian merchant mariners died during WWI & WWII.