203 Years Ago...

P2000

Lantern Swinger
#1
Almost to the minute...

From VICTORY to the British Fleet:

"England expects that every man will do his duty".

Probably the most historic signal ever sent, though possibly with some competition from Nelson's final signal: "Engage the enemy more closely".

Ladies and Gentlemen, a toast: The Immortal Memory.
 

P2000

Lantern Swinger
#3
As an aside, Battle of Britain day: the crabs get a lot of media coverage, fly past over London, that sort of thing.

Should I be unsurprised that the RN hasn't found a way to use Trafalgar Day as a way to demonstrate the relevance and importance of the modern fleet?
 
#4
I can't believe you joined up on Trafalgar Day. How Jack is that?

Happy Anniversary to all on this great day. Enjoy your celebrations whatever and wherever they might be.

SF
 
#10
Says the Modern Sailor, who knows fukc all about History, only what he reads, is this the same Matelot that does not like WAFU`s cos somebody shouted at him in the Tower at Yeovilton? Memories are short eh? Us old Gits should not be on your thread eh? Thank **** Nelson ( God rest his soul) did not have your point of view.
 

the_matelot

War Hero
Moderator
#11
higthepig said:
Says the Modern Sailor, who knows fukc all about History, only what he reads, is this the same Matelot that does not like WAFU`s cos somebody shouted at him in the Tower at Yeovilton? Memories are short eh? Us old Gits should not be on your thread eh? Thank * Nelson ( God rest his soul) did not have your point of view.
Can I have my hook back please? Thank you.

BTW, my Naval History is spot on and erm, I was a wafu for over 5 years before I branch changed....
 

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