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May 2022

Falklands 40 Commemoration Service

May 25
RNAS Yeovilton, RNAS Yeovilton Somerset BA22 8HT United Kingdom

Falklands 40 Commemoration Service - Wednesday 25th May 2022 at RNAS Yeovilton. A service of Commemoration for all Fleet Air Arm Veterans, whether serving on a front-line or second-line basis, families of those who lost their lives, or representatives of either group. For further details and application form, please contact: Tina Cullen, Chaplaincy, RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, BA22 8HT Telephone: 01935 455257 Email: tina.cullen@mod.gov.uk Closing date tor applications Is Wednesday 13th April 2022

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October 2022

Trafalgar Day

October 21

Trafalgar Day is the most important day in the calendar of HMS Victory, the oldest commissioned warship in the world. Each year on 21 October a ceremony is held on board Victory marking the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, a battle which defined the Age of Sail and which sealed British dominion of the seas for a hundred years. Horatio Nelson, 1758-1805 by Lemuel Francis Abbot 1797 Britain’s wealth, prosperity and status as a nation on the world stage…

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November 2022

Taranto Night

November 11

Taranto Night is celebrated with Mess Dinners in HM Ships and Royal Naval Air Stations around the Fleet. You can celebrate your own Taranto Night wherever you are, be it at home, afloat or ashore, in the garden. You get the idea. The Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11–12 November 1940 during the Second World War between British naval forces, under Admiral Andrew Cunningham, and Italian naval forces, under Admiral Inigo Campioni. The Royal Navy launched…

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December 2022

Saint Barbara’s Day

December 4

Traditionally the patron Saint of armourers, artillerymen, military engineers, gunsmiths, miners and anyone else who worked with cannon and explosives. She is invoked against thunder and lightning and all accidents arising from explosions of gunpowder and is venerated by Catholics who face the danger of sudden and violent death in work. Saint Barbara’s Day St Barbara's Day, December 4, is celebrated by, among others,: British (Royal Artillery RAF Armourers Royal Engineers) Australian (Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery, RAAF Armourers) Canadian (Explosive…

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