Trafalgar Days.


victoryToday is 21st October a day to remember, On this date in 1805 the Royal Navy defeated the combined fleets of France and Spain ending any hopes of Napoleon’s invasion plans for Britain. Admiral Horatio Nelson commanded 27 ships of the line against 33 ships of France and Spain. In the battle of Trafalgar not a single British ship was lost. The enemy lost 22 ships and several others were captured, and there was a heavy loss of life. Nelson himself fell during the battle, shot by a sniper and later died from his wounds. He has been hailed as the Royal Navy’s greatest sailor and his name even today remains the most famous and well known throughout the ranks of today’s young sailors . I have walked the decks of HMS Victory, Nelsons flag ship which is still on display in Portsmouth dockyards. It was until quite recently the oldest warship still in commission in the Royal Navy. It is now held in trust by the National British heritage museums. Who has not heard of Trafalgar Square in London? where Nelsons Column stands proudly watching over England. Having served in the Royal Navy has always stood me in good stead, I remain a proud and grateful sailor/veteran and I still cherish the memories of my days at sea. Rule Britannia,

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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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