UKIP’s Tim Aker flies the flag in Tilbury

THE Aker Foundation, in cooperation with the Lance Corporal Nicky Mason Memorial Fund, put up the flags of St. George, the Union Flag, The Canadian Flag and the Red Ensign in Tilbury Civic Square ready for the British Merchant Navy Day coming up on the 3rd September.

Cllr Tim Aker said: "We need to instil pride back into Tilbury. These flags recognise Tilbury’s naval and Commonwealth history.

"I would like to thank Dennis Mason, Eddie Stringer and the team at the Lance Corporal Nicky Mason Memorial Fund for their help in putting up the flags to celebrate our rich history."

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