nelsonOrganised by the Deal and Walmer Branch, a Service is held to commemorate Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson’s famous victory over the combined French and Spanish fleet in 1805 off the southwest coast of Spain. A battle in which he, unfortunately, was killed by a shot fired by a French marksman.

Held at St Andrew's church in Deal, the Service is preceded by a parade and followed by the laying of wreaths at the Memorial Cross outside the Church. It is attended by a number of dignataries from the local area.

Some pictures from the 2018 event, held on October 20:

Trafalgar 1  Trafalgar 2  Trafalgar 3 
Deal & Dover Sea Cadets
Mrs Judy Hardy with Deal & Walmer Branch wreath
The Memorial Cross

With the removal of government restrictions imposed in response to concerns about the coronavirus, it is to be hoped that there can be a resumption of Association and Branch activities. However, it is recognised that it is necessary for people to remain cautious and, consequently, it may be prudent to limit or cancel any scheduled event, possibly on short notice. All plans should, therefore, be considered as tentative and Members should check before travelling to any activity or event.