BRNC Remembers the Battle of Trafalgar

  • Author: Nichola Aldridge
  • Date: Friday 27th October 2017
BRNC Remembers the Battle of Trafalgar

Naval leaders of tomorrow honoured their greatest leader of the past with a service of commemoration for the Battle of Trafalgar at BRNC. Officer Cadets and staff gathered to remember Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

At the back of the College Chapel there is a small, circular, mullioned window with an insert stone cross. It is from this small window that a sun cross is created and the architect, Sir Aston Webb, set the lie of the College and its chapel so that at 1615 (BST) on October 21 sunlight streams through the east window and bathes the face and hand of the figure representing Christ behind the altar at the west end, in brilliant light. It is reportedly at this time during the Batlle of Trafalgar that the mortally wounded Nelson took his final breath onboard his Flagship, HMS Victory.

BRNC's Church of England Chaplain, The Reverend Keith Robus, said: "The Royal Navy marks Trafalgar Day each year and remembers all those killed, injured or maimed in the battle. Such commemoration reminds those in training and upon the trained strength of their glorious history and of the need, if required, to fight and win."

Return to listings