The Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar
Gravesend Royal Naval Association invited the branch to attend the Service to Commemorate the 211th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar which took place in 1805. This naval engagement was a victory for the Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the Spanish and French. Lord Nelson, one of Britain’s greatest seafarers was hit in the shoulder by a musket ball and died as a result of his wounds at the battle.
During her speech the mayor spoke about how important it was to remember these anniversaries and congratulated those attending on ensuring the youth of the town were being brought up in the tradition of the services by their elders and veterans.