Commemorating Trafalgar Day, Lord Nelson and all the men and women who have served in the Royal Navy

 

On the morning of 21st October, 1805 with the combined fleets of France and Spain in sight Admiral Lord Nelson took a moment to gather his thoughts and pray.

“MAY THE GREAT GOD, whom I worship, grant to my country and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory: and may no misconduct, in anyone, tarnish it: and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British Fleet.

For myself Individually, I commit my life to Him who made me and may His blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my Country faithfully. To Him I resign and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend.

AMEN AMEN AMEN”

Admiral Lord Nelson, 21st October 1805.

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