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Lord Dannatt’s Round Britain Challenge reaches its climax as our tall ship and extraordinary diverse crew enter London to complete an epic 40 day voyage.

The Challenge is set to be the UK’s largest memorial activity to mark 100 years since the end of WW1.

The finish line will be Tower Bridge – it doesn’t get more iconic than that! STS Lord Nelson is due to pass through the bridge at 17.30 on 1st September, so please join us to welcome Nellie and her diverse crew.

On board, cadets and military veterans will have crewed the ship across four voyages that visit each capital city, whilst circumnavigating the UK over 40 days.

Later that afternoon, the ship will pass back through the bridge (at approximately 18:00) and dock alongside HMS President. From here our crew will take part in a parade to the Tower of London.

In each capital city, the crew will have received a quarter of a shield. Together, this will make a permanent WW1 memorial, to be laid at the Tower of London in a special ceremony.

Spot Lord Nelson on The Thames

  1. 14:15 – Gravesend/Tilbury
  2. 16:30 – Thames Barrier
  3. 16:35 – O2 Arena
  4. 16:50 – Greenwich Reach
  5. 17:15 – Limehouse Reach
  6. 17:30 – Tower Bridge

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