Trafalgar Night at Home

21 October 2024

Hooray-tio for Trafalgar Night!

Welcome to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Trafalgar Night at Home!

Join the RNRMC and supporters all over the country for the world’s largest Trafalgar night dinner – an evening steeped in history and heritage.
Come together with friends and family to commemorate Nelson’s famous victory and pay tribute to the events that took place more than 200 years ago.

Every penny you raise will help to ensure vital support is available to our remarkable service men, women and their families whenever and wherever they need it.


How to take part 

Bringing one of the Royal Navy’s oldest and most prestigious traditions to your dining room, Trafalgar Night at Home is your chance to get together with friends and family for an evening to remember whilst making a real difference to sailors and marines all over the UK. 

1. Registration will open 8 weeks before the event

2. Plan your event. Set a date, decide on dinner, and invite your nearest and dearest. Traditionally, Trafalgar Night is held on 21st October, but your dinner can take place whenever works for you and your guests! 

3. Get your pack. Your event pack will have everything you need to celebrate Nelson’s famous victory from the comfort of your own home. Opt for a postal or digital pack on the sign-up page. 

4. Trafalgar Night at Home. Have fun with the theme and host your dinner any way you want, we’ll give you some recipe ideas, but you are free to make it your own. Whether you keep it traditional or order a Trafalgar takeaway, your evening is bound to be Victorious! 

5. Donate. In return for your terrific Trafalgar Night, ask your guests to generously donate to help create a world in which our sailors, marines, and their families are valued and supported, for life.  


Your event pack 

Your exclusive Trafalgar Night at Home pack has everything you need to make it a night to remember! Inside your pack you will find 'England Expects' bunting, a History of Trafalgar brochure, Trafalgar Night Recipe cards from the RNRMC cookbook, fun party games and more. 


What is Trafalgar Night?

Each October since the early 19th century, Officers in the Royal Navy have joined together to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson’s famous victory is celebrated in mess decks and ward rooms all over the world, and now we are bringing it home to you.

The Trafalgar Night dinner is a grand affair with a number of long standing traditions including parading a baron of beef, Ships of the Line (chocolate replicas of the Victory) speeches, toasts are more. You could choose to follow these traditions during your Trafalgar Night at Home or have fun with the theme and make the evening your own. Why not come up with a creative way to recreate the Ships of the Line?


How you make a difference

Your generosity means we can continue to make a positive difference to the lives of those who serve or have served in the Royal Navy. 

Thanks to your support we are able to tackle a wide range of issues that people experience throughout their lives, from supporting those with financial and relationship difficulties to those affected by bereavement, injury or disability. The funding you provide to combat homelessness, unemployment and supporting those struggling with mental health recovery is in constant demand.

We partner annually with around 60 different organisations and charities to deliver bespoke support for Royal Navy families and children, conscious that although one person may join, the whole family ends up serving.

Find out more about how your support changes lives here.



Price / Availability

Registrations are now open.

Downloadable Pack - Free

Posted Pack - £5




Anyone can take part in the event.