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Trafalgar Day program, HMS VICTORY

Date: 1976
Overall: 155 x 101 mm
Display Dimensions: 156 x 102 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Program
Object No: 00037222

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    This printed program details the Trafalgar Day ceremony on board HMS VICTORY at Portsmouth Dockyard, 21 October 1976. The ceremony commenced at 0840 and concluded at 0915 with the Divine Service. The cover of the program features a black and white drawing of Admiral Lord Nelson's HMS VICTORY.
    SignificanceNaval customs and traditions are significant events in navies across the world with Trafalgar Day regularly being celebrated in the Commonwealth navies, including Australia.
    HistoryTrafalgar Day celebrates the victory by the Royal Navy under the command of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson over the combined French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The first large celebrations were held in Trafalgar Square in 1896. The day has been most often celebrated with dinners, parades and exhibitions across the British Empire. In the 21st century major celebrations were undertaken in 2005 for the bicentenary. Trafalgar Day is still widely celebrated in Commonwealth navies.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Souvenir program of events for trafalgar day on board HMAS VICTORY

    Web title: Trafalgar Day program, HMS VICTORY

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