Outstanding men and women from across the Naval Service celebrated the greatest sea victory in British history at a unique dinner aboard Nelson’s flagship.
Ninety-four sailors and Royal Marines were invited to join First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas and Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral David Steel for an all-ranks Trafalgar Night dinner on HMS Victory in Portsmouth as a reward for their efforts on the front line.
Wow dinner with the First Sea Lord!!!never happen in my time in the navy!!! The best that I can come up with was a Sunday dinner with my Divisional Officer at HMS Ganges. Four leading boys were invited to the home (Married Quarters) of Lieutenant Brown and his wife for a lovely meal. Dress uniforms, best manners, best behaviour, and offer to do the dishes (declined). It was an amazing break from the food served at the mess hall, but no Admirals. The times they are a changing eh!!!!
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