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New York City Pickle Night

November 9, 2018

Pickle Night Battle Of Trafalgar


November 9, 2018


New York Yacht Club
37 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
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This year marks the 213th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, and the 14th New York City Pickle Night Dinner will mark this history shaping event on 9 November 2018.  Those who appreciate the historical significance of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and the lore associated with his life are invited to attend this special event. The Dinner is named for HM Schooner Pickle, which participated in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and which brought the news to Britain of Nelson’s victory and death in the battle. This event has been a perennial success, with guests from United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Switzerland and elsewhere.

Antony Phillipson, Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York is the Honorary Dinner Chairman.

Vice Admiral Tony Radakin, Second Sea Lord, Royal Navy, will be the main speaker.  Most recently Chief of Staff of the Joint Forces Command, his initial duty assignments have included officer of the watch in HMS LEEDS CASTLE, navigator in HMS ANDROMEDA, commanding officer in HMS BLAZER and operations officer HMS BEAVER.  Subsequent assignments include both shore and afloat duty in the Royal Navy and international commands including security duties in the Falklands, NATO embargo operations in the Adriatic, as well as escort duties in the Iran/Iraq Tanker War, and countering smuggling in Hong Kong and the Caribbean. While serving with the Naval Training Team in Iraq, he was awarded the Bronze Star by the United States government. VAdm Radakin is a qualified barrister, and has also graduated from several military related courses in the U.S.  His operational and academic experience gives him a special operator’s perspective on the Royal Navy and Lord Nelson.

Space is limited.

For reservations or additional information, please contact email Sally McElwreath Callo or call (212)972 8667.

The ticket price is $295 per person. Dress is black tie or military equivalent.

The American Friends of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, our sponsor, is recognized as a tax exempt organization. The Nelson Society, The 1805 Club and the National Maritime Historical Society also support this event.


Painting: I Have Urgent Dispatches by Gordon Frickers

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