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Remembering the Battle of Trafalgar

It's one of the most famous battles in the Royal Navy's history - and today a special service will be held to remember the British victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. A ceremony will be held onboard HMS Victory.

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Pictures: Remembering the Battle of Trafalgar

A ceremony was held onboard the HMS Victory earlier today to commemorate the 208th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

The ship itself was at the battle where it served as Lord Nelson’s flagship and remains commissioned ship in the Royal Navy and the oldest commissioned warship in the world.

The HMS Victory was in the Battle of Trafalgar Credit: Royal Navy

The Battle of Trafalgar is one of the greatest battles in British naval history. Against a numerically superior Franco-Spanish Fleet it was the better tactics, leadership, equipment and personnel that won the battle.

The service took place at 9am this morning Credit: Royal Navy

Although the battle was a success, the victory would cost Admiral Lord Nelson his life.

The service was to commemorate the 208th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar Credit: Royal Navy
Many members of the naval service attended the service Credit: Royal Navy

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