Nelson House came together on Saturday 11 November, to celebrate Admiral Lord Nelson’s historic victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 with a formal dinner, as has been the tradition in the Royal Navy for well over 200 years.
The event was a spectacular evening and one of the highlights of the year in Nelson House. This was a formal social event which consisted of a three-course dinner in the Jellicoe Room with several distinguished guests in attendance, including our Principal Guest and speaker for the evening, Chief Officer Stuart Smith, and other VIP guests, including Mr and Mrs Lockyer.
The evening began with an outstanding display by our Corps of Drums, led by Oli B, followed by a superb meal prepared by our wonderful catering team. During the evening the Heads of Nelson House, Mia D and Tom T, addressed our guests and highlighted the key points in our guest speaker’s address that stood out to them, and explained the significance of the Trafalgar Dinner in relation to service and Remembrance.
As the night drew to a close, 'The Motley Crew' took to the stage, leading everyone in a spirited rendition of sea shanties—a fitting end to a night filled with camaraderie and tradition.
Our Nelson pupils did us proud. They embraced the spirit of the evening, were wonderful company and were a real credit to themselves.
📷Caitlin H, Year 11