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Old 26-10-2009, 12:19
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Hi Edna,

Yes we at the Ganges Association Devonport Division have a lunch gathering on the 21st every year that the day is not a Saturday.

Then on the nearest Saturday we have the traditional Trafalgar Night Dinner.

Ours was last night and a good night it was with the RN Surgeon Commodore recently returned from Afghanistan being the after dinner speaker and toastmaster. He delivered what I and others thought was the finest account of Trafalgar that I have ever heard.

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Thanks, Dave; good to know the tradition continues. Edna
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Old 26-10-2009, 19:34
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Hi Edna & all.

Here's a couple of photos of my Trafalgar nite celebrations.


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Old 28-10-2009, 17:52
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HMS VICTORY - Trafalgar Day 2009
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Old 28-10-2009, 18:07
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Keep her good Rik - we may need her again one day.

Victory has been my Screensaver for many years and I have never found a better. [Except perhaps one I picked up in Hawaii or one of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders - but they have never replacaed Victory - must be the matelot in me]

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Great Picture Rik

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Old 28-10-2009, 21:27
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HMS VICTORY - Trafalgar Day 2009
Best picture i've seen of the Victory Rik, She was the flagship at Cape St Vincent. And over forty year old at Trafalgar, and still looking great to-day two hundred years on.

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Old 28-10-2009, 22:34
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Makes me wonder how long it took a youngster to learn every part of here. I now know why we still use the term "Learning the ropes"
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Old 21-10-2010, 14:55
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Don't forget ... plans, stories and antics regarding this years celebrations here chaps.

The port is decanted here .....
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Old 22-10-2010, 09:20
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As a Pompey Girl, I am glad the tradition continues; to Nelson and Victory!
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Old 23-10-2010, 21:41
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Anyone in reach of Exeter Cathedral may like to know that there is a Trafalgar Day service there tomorrow, Sunday, commencing 1130.

My husband will be there with shipmates of HMS Vivid representing the RNR.
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Old 24-10-2010, 07:12
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Hi Jane,

Removed the duplicate post from the Battle of Trafalgar thread, which I would like to keep for actual battle related contributions.

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Old 24-10-2010, 10:07
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Hi all.

Last nights Trafalgar Night Dinner.


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Old 24-10-2010, 10:16
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Lucky you! I toasted the admiral with a glass of white wine.

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Old 24-10-2010, 10:41
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Hi to all shipmates, we in Adelaide celebrated Trafalgar Day at the Buckingham arms with a smorgusboard lunch whch was enjoyed by more than
30 ex Wrens, marines and Navy men. the day was sad in a way, for we had just lost our former RNA chairman EA W.E. Davis Yale. Doug. Birch
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Old 24-10-2010, 20:19
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Hi Derek,

Nice layout - but I reckon last year's in Red wins my vote. Missed my Traf Nite dinner last night due to illness but perhaps we can down a tot at the White Ensign when Ganges Devonport Div visits next month ??

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Clive I congratulate you and your friends on a wonderful project. It is amazing that a conversation over a drink ever to see the light of day. Were the guys who made the props theatre scene designers. My interest is woodwork, and I could see the build quality was for lightness and visual effect. And it worked, you have every right to feel proud of the whole event. My family on my mother's side come from that part of England. Henley in Arden, and Wootton Wawen, I spent a pleasant couple of weeks tracing back the family I knew very little about. It seems they were farmers, and my GGG/Grandfather to my great delight. Was the inn keeper
of the 'George and Dragon' in 'Henley in Arden.' His name was William Hurlstone. Great effort Clive lovely posting.

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Hi Alan, By chance I came across your note, & connection with the HURLSTONE family. I have worked on my family tree for over 50 years & the Hurlstones were a facinating lot, many had salt in their blood.Capt John Hurleston lived in Chester,then a major port,& sailed with Sir Humphrey Gilbert to Newfoundland, he sailed with Drake on the 3 year pirating circumnavigation. Two of his nephews helped in the settlement of JAMESTOWN & regularly sailed across the Atlantic, Capt Nicholas H in 1665 was elected Master of Trinity House, London but sadly died 6 months later in the Great Plague. Samuel Pepys wrote about him. Admiral Haddocks wife was a Hurlstone. I have discovered that their were two HURLSTONE families.....one from Chester , very welltodo landowners & mariners & another based in the West country, very poor & modest circumstances. I have traced my lot to mid 17th century Somerset. I am sure we must be related. Is it possible to have a copy of your tree..My phone no. 01708 703078, email fdcrus@yahoo.co.uk I live in Romford, ESSEX All best wishes Terry Hurlstone
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Old 21-10-2013, 11:00
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It being 21st October, I am sure shipmates will join me in remembering Trafalgar and the immortal Horatio Nelson

May the memory never grow cold.

Edna
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Old 21-10-2013, 11:49
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Here here Edna, May the Navy rule the seas forever.
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Old 21-10-2013, 15:22
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I share your positive feelings, Smartass, but I think you are being a bit optimistic.

Maybe someone knows more about this than me. I take it that the Day is normally celebrated with a dinner in every ship and shore establishment. Would that be so even in wartime - for example on Malta while the bombs were falling?
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Old 21-10-2013, 21:06
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I share your positive feelings, Smartass, but I think you are being a bit optimistic.

Maybe someone knows more about this than me. I take it that the Day is normally celebrated with a dinner in every ship and shore establishment. Would that be so even in wartime - for example on Malta while the bombs were falling?
My comment was part tongue in cheek Bart, you never know though, the new Carriers should restore some credibility.
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Old 21-10-2013, 22:58
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By the skin of my teeth ... cheers Edna ... totally with you on that

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Old 25-10-2013, 11:49
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I started a reply, but lost it somewhere - it was slightly off topic but .......

I grew up in Portsmouth and went to a GIRLS grammar school where the houses were named after --- famous admirals! Rodney, Jarvis, Collingwood, Drake, Hawkins ....... and, of course, Nelson! But Nelson is the only one I really remember - such is life! But that was our high point.

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Old 26-10-2013, 08:22
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While one does not see Trafalgar Day comemoratives here in the islands, or in the U.S. in general, I have to report that this lad carefully removed my original copy of "The Gentleman's Magazine" for November 1805 and read once again the article under the heading of London Gazette Extraordinary, "The Late Glorious Naval Victory off Trafalger" that begins: "Admiralty Office, November 6: Dispatches, of which the following are copies, were received at the Admiralty this day at one o'clock A. M. from Vice-Admiral Collingwood, Commander in Chief of his Majesty's ships and vessels off Cadiz."

Euryalus, off Cape Trafalger, Oct 22. Sir, the ever to be lamented death of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson who, in the late coflict with the enemy, fell in the hour of victory, leaves to me the duty of informing my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty that on the 19th instant it was communicated to the Commander in Chief from the ships watching the motions of the enemy in Cadiz, that the Combined Fleet had put to sea..."

It's my understanding that this is the first English-language article on the battle and the same magazine also contains an article, "Memoirs and Heroic Achievements of Lord Nelson." The magazine was a gift from a friend in England for my birthday several years back, and it is the prized display in my case of naval memorabilia and the oldest naval history item in my collection.

Lord Nelson set the sea-fighting standards to which all Admirals should aspire even today, 208 years after that great and tragic battle.

And I am most grateful to Mrs. Susan Love, who sent me the magazine.
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What a superb birthday present, Don!
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Today is the 21st October: this evening I will raise my glass of white wine and raise the toast!

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