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    Trafalgar Day is the celebration of the victory won by the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

    What is Trafalgar Day? And why do we celebrate it? - Britain Magazine | The official magazine of Visit Britain | Best of British History, Royal Family,Travel and Culture
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    Remembrance

    The ceremony on board Victory is an act of remembrance rather than just a celebration of victory, remembering the loss of the country’s greatest ever naval leader and the lives of men on both sides who perished in the fierce battle, or subsequently, from their injuries.
    The day starts with the daily naval ceremony of ‘Colours’, as the White Ensign of the Royal Navy and the Union Jack are hauled up, followed shortly afterwards by the flag sequence indicating Nelson’s famous message to the Fleet that
    “England expects that every man will do his duty”
    (Nelson’s final signal, as the mighty ships of the line of the Royal Navy and the combined Franco – Spanish Fleet clashed was “Engage the enemy more closely”).
    Nelson’s tactical genius in splitting the line of enemy ships had already set the pre-conditions for victory, when only an hour into the Battle, Nelson was hit by a French sharpshooters’ musket ball as he paced Victory’s quarterdeck, directing the Battle.
    He fell, fatally wounded, on a spot marked by a lovingly polished brass plaque, which forms the centrepiece of the Trafalgar Day Ceremony.


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    Not a mention of Trafalgar Day on TV News or progs. or in the news papers.

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    Maybe he is now considered a Racist the same as Churchill as we learn from this weeks International Express by some learned professor habitating the UK from a foreign country who was not even around when Churchill trod England’s green and pleasant land of yesteryear. Most of these so called learned people seem to be lacking in something, probably perception of history. As well as certain other attributes. If they don’t like the uk why do they stay. ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    Not a mention of Trafalgar Day on TV News or progs. or in the news papers.
    It was mentioned on AM Radio 4 , I used to work with a lot of ex-RN guys , the only people who celebrate Trafalgar day
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    National Trafalgar Day Parade 2018 Return

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    Something we always had to stand for at junior school.
    But of course that was a few years ago and things have moved on.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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