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Old 21-10-2014, 14:11
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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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We here in Devonport Division of the HMS Ganges Association held our Annual Trafalgar Night Dinner attended by 58 Members and Guests on Saturday last at the Tamar River Yacht Club and Today we met for Lunch at the Jennycliff Cafe overlooking Plymouth Sound. Saturday night toasts: Port , Today's toast: Tea or Coffee. However will have a tot this evening.

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Old 21-10-2014, 19:18
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Breaking out my bottle of Pusser's rum almost as I speak.
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Old 22-10-2014, 11:41
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Did anyone see on the box the fleet of chocolate sailing warships created by the Portsmouth chef? Apparently for a celebration there?

But he did say he would not be able to face any more chocolate himself .....................

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Old 22-10-2014, 13:27
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back in 2005 when we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the victory at Trafalgar, and Crimea was part of another country, i persuaded the former Royal winery at Massandra to present to the 2ooth anniversary Royal Banquet (Duke of York as principal guest) a barrel of Port and a barrel of Marsala. When asked how many guest there would be the winery responded by allowing half a bottle per person, it all went. I did not go but i arranged for the Ambassadors of Ukraine, and Malta to sit together opposite the Duke.
Why Malta?
Why Crimea?
Those of you who know your Nelson will know that he relieved Malta and brought the Islands under British protection. he allowed to French to sail under parole after besieging the Islands, his fleet was also pretty knackered after so long at sea in the Mediterranean and after The Nile and he did not want to engage in another battle without restoring his material conditions. On entering Grand Harbour he found a starving population and a dockyard stripped of everything useful, no spars, no timber, no cordage.
He dispatched Captain Easton of his Fleet Train into the Black Sea to forage for what he could. He went to the Crimean ports and Odessa returning with 3 fully laden transports of meat, wine and maritime supplies. There were later quite a few Russians on the muster books of the British Fleet at Trafalgar so there was a direct line between us, the Russians, Crimea (Russian at that time) and Malta.
When we did the presentation to the Greenwich Foundation, organisers of the banquet, we celebrated with Massandra 1945 "Victory" Port. (The same vintage we used as VIP gifts at the commissioning of HMS Belfast's new Russian masts in 2010).
Then to my surprise the Ukraine Embassy presented me with a medal for services rendered, i wear it whenever conditions apply. (not often!)
Here are a few pictures from that happy Trafalgar Day celebration.....
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Old 28-10-2014, 10:17
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Just posted this on another Trafalgar forum. I downloaded ‘The Battle of Trafalgar’ by Geoffrey Bennett yesterday. It’s free at the moment, perhaps because of the recent Trafalgar day. It was a really interesting account of the battles, weapons and ships. I would recommend it if, like me, you are interested in the mechanics of warfare and battles. Still have a bit more left to read, but would definitely say download it off of Amazon – especially if still free! Let me know what you think!

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Old 21-10-2015, 14:49
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Wishing all in the forum a happy Trafalgar day.
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Old 21-10-2015, 16:54
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Time to remember those men who fought so gallantly. Up Spirits!

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Huzzah ! For Nelson !
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Old 21-10-2016, 15:59
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Today is Friday 21st October, 2016; I wonder if I an find a bottle of rum in the cupboard under the stairs?

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Old 21-10-2016, 16:08
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There will be plenty of Trafalgar Dinners happening tonight and tomorrow Edna
and a fair amount of tots too, enjoy yours!

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Old 25-10-2016, 13:06
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The HMS Belfast Association celebrated with their traditional dinner onboard with the Lord Mayor of London as the guest of honour this year.
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Old 23-10-2017, 11:42
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Battle of Trafalgar - Oct 21, 1805

I was convinced we had a commemoration thread on here, but I cannot find it; as a daughter of Portsmouth it is something I still remember, having started in my schooldays many, many (!) years ago. This year is no exception.
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Old 24-10-2017, 08:48
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As I watched the driving rain outside my window here in Hampshire on the 212th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, my mind cast back to exactly ten years ago when I celebrated Trafalgar Night with fellow retired naval colleagues and our wives in a friend's villa near Cadiz.

On the following day, the actual anniversary of the battle, we visited Cape Trafalgar.
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Old 24-10-2017, 10:36
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Thank you for finding it for me. Edna
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