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New York City Pickle Night Dinner 2012

November 9, 2012

This year marks the 207th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, and the tenth New York City Pickle Night Dinner will mark this history-changing event on 9 November 2012. 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 HMS Pickle, which was present at 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 the United States, Canada, England, France, and Switzerland.

The Honorable Danny Lopez, British Consul General-New York is Honorary Chairman of the dinner.

  • Commodore Eric Fraser CBE, British Naval Attaché in the U.S. is the principal speaker. His sea duty includes service during the Falklands War. As navigator in HMS Rothesay he was involved in extended operations in the Pacific, Mediterranean, and Atlantic. As commander of the Type 22 Frigate HMS Boxer, he deployed to the Adriatic in support of NATO and UK operations against the former Yugoslavia, followed by submarine patrols in the North Atlantic and Caribbean. At Joint Headquarters in Northwood he was responsible for UK operations in the Falklands, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, and other theaters where UK troops were deployed.
  • Initial speaker will be “KT” McFarland commenting on the “Special Relationship.” She is Fox News National Security Analyst and host of FOXNews.com’s DEFCON3. Ms. McFarland held national security posts in three presidential administrations and was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Spokesman during the Reagan Administration.

Space is limited: if you wish to reserve a place, please contact Sally McElwreath Callo, SallyMC79@verizon.net
Tel. (212) 972 8667. Ticket price is $250 per person. Dress is Black Tie or military equivalent.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth, The Nelson Society, and The 1805 Club are supporting this event. American Friends of the Royal Naval Museum, the sponsor, is recognized as a tax exempt organization.


November 9, 2012
Event Category:


New York Yacht Club
United States


American Friends of the Royal Naval Museum