Saturday, January 15, 2005

Trafalgar Day Plans

Lord Nelson who died at the Battle of TrafalgarA programme of events is planned to take place in Gibraltar during the weekend of 28–30 October 2005 to commemorate the close historic links between Gibraltar and Nelson’s victory, the UK defence minister Adam Ingram has said.

Replying to a question from John Hayes MP Mr Ingram said that in addition to a traditional service of remembrance at the Trafalgar cemetery, these will include a Nelson exhibition, Beating the Retreat and reception, and a Royal Navy Ceremonial Guard Mount at the Governor’s residence. The Royal Navy will also be invited to exercise their Freedom of the City privileges.
HMS Victory, Nelson's Flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, seen as she is today open to visitors  at Portsmouth Dockyard
In the United Kingdom, the Royal Navy is organising a special programme of events for this year, which is being coordinated with other events as part of the Sea Britain and Trafalgar Festival initiatives to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

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