Mess Dinners and Functions
SURNU's public image in and around the county has always been held in high regard. One of the ways we achieve this is through holding a variety of formal mess dinners, balls and functions annually, which VIPs from around the surrounding the local area are invited to attend, where they are able to find out about what we do.
Trafalgar Mess Dinner
Celebrating the Royal Navy's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, and respecting one of the greatest Officers in history, Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, is a Naval tradition that SURNU likes to celebrate in style.
Annually, this is the largest of our mess meals, and during 2014 and 2015, we celebrated Trafalgar night in HMS Nelson's wardroom. Many prominent guests attended the event both years, including Captain Phillip Millburn as guest of honour in 2014, who is Captain Mine Warfare, Patrol Vessels And Fishery Protection and Commodore Steve Dainton as guest of honour in 2015, who is Deputy Flag Officer Sea Training and father to one of our own Midshipmen!