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Chilean Navy Day

Chilean Navy Day

Date Time Location Price
Tuesday, 21st May 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm The Abbey Attendance by invitation only

The Chilean Navy will pay its annual tribute to Admiral Thomas Cochrane at a wreath laying in the Abbey on Tuesday 21st May 2019.

Admiral Cochrane (1775-1860) had a truly remarkable career as a naval officer and a politician. One of the Royal Navy's most audacious and feared commanders during the Napoleonic Wars, he went on to command the Chilean, Brazilian and Greek navies, helping these countries in their fight for independence.

His life and exploits served as inspiration for the naval fiction of 20th century novelists C.S. Forester, who created the character of Capt Horatio Hornblower around him, and Patrick O’Brian, who drew on Cochrane’s tactics for his naval stories featuring Captain Jack Aubrey.

He is buried in the Nave of the Abbey.


Tickets

Attendance is by invitation only.


Westminster Abbey The Chapter Office Westminster Abbey 20 Dean's Yard London UK SW1P 3PA

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The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.

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