News and Media Blogs 271 miles and not getting in a Pickle The ships' company of both HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth organised a Trafalgar Day Charity Run and raised just under £400 for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity in the process. Thank you to everyone who took part, young and old. The challenge is an incredible achievement and we are so proud to be your chosen charity! Below is the story of the day in full, as told by Lt Penny Thackray 'One of the most significant victories in British Naval history, the Battle of Trafalgar, was remembered by the Ships’ Company of both HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth on 21 October - 211 years to the day. 'Running to cover the distance of 271 miles, (the same distance that the message of the victory was carried from Falmouth, where HMS Pickle landed, to London), the men and women ran one mile each. Money was raised by the sale of commemorative t-shirts and all proceeds will be donated to the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity. The event, which took place on the running track at MOD Caledonia, was held over several days and was a great success! 'The photos show the start on day one (above), the youngest runner, Petty Officer Anthony Colling and his son, and Warrant Officer Gary Nicolson (telling us all to return to work, below).'