Heroes of Trafalgar saluted on battle’s 211th anniversary

On the 21st October today’s naval leaders gathered on HMS Victory’s quarterdeck to mark the 211th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar – the most important day in the RN calendar.Images of the Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathen Woodcock OBE and other guests take part in the Trafalgar day ceremony onboard HMS Victory. During the ceremony 2SL laid a wreath on the plaque that marks the spot where Lord Nelson fell. Images of the Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathen Woodcock OBE and other guests take part in the Trafalgar day ceremony onboard HMS Victory. During the ceremony 2SL laid a wreath on the plaque that marks the spot where Lord Nelson fell.

Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock led tributes to Nelson and his men, placing a wreath on the spot where the admiral was fatally wounded in 1805.

With the immortal signal ‘England expects that every man will do his duty’ raised on the partially-dismasted flagship (Victory is in the middle of the biggest overhaul in her post-active career), the 211th anniversary of triumph and tragedy at Trafalgar was commemorated.

 

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