203 Years Ago...

Discussion in 'History' started by P2000, Oct 21, 2008.

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  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.
     
  2. 23 years ago today "I joined up".

    "Benbow 43 entry" 1985
     
  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
     
  5. [​IMG]

    The Toast shall be heard in the Pulteney Arms, tonight; even if it is during a bloody football match!
     
  6. I shall have my customary tot of rum this evening.
     
  7. You may be having your rum. What's happened to the Bum and Baccy !?
    :w00t:
     
  8. I think you've had most of them!!! Lets keep the flags flying high

    SM

    :nemo:
     
  9. the_matelot

    the_matelot War Hero Moderator

    203 years ago, HTP was still dripping like a septic arsehole! :D
     
  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.
     
  11. the_matelot

    the_matelot War Hero Moderator

    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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