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Admiral Lord Nelson honoured at Portsmouth service

A commemorative service to pay tribute to the iconic naval officer was held at the Nelson Monument on Portsdown Hill today (21st October, 2019).

Admiral Nelson died during the Battle of Trafalgar 214 years ago today, with the memorial site erected in his honour.

While serving as a memorial to Nelson, it also serves as a seamark to bring vessels safely into Portsmouth Harbour, due to its visibility.

Commander Mark Walker of HMS Collingwood, the Royal Navy, laid a wreath at the event alongside officers and ratings from the Fareham base.

The monument reads, "Consecrated to the memory of Lord Viscount Nelson by the zealous attachment of all those who fought at Trafalgar to perpetuate his triumph and their regret MVCCCV (1805)".

 

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