Geopolitical & Socioeconomic

Chilean Navy Day

  • Online
  • 16:00-17:30

Canning House and the Embassy of Chile commemorate Chilean Navy Day, the anniversary of the 1879 Battle of Iquique, with a look back at the history of the Chilean Navy and UK-Chile naval relations.

Chilean Navy Day

Chilean Navy Day is celebrated across Chile on the 21st of May each year, commemorating the legendary bravery of Captain Arturo Prat and the crew of the Esmeralda at the Battle of Iquique in 1879.

This year, Canning House, in collaboration with the Embassy of Chile, are pleased to present an event honouring this day. Our esteemed speakers will discuss the history of the Chilean Navy and the significance of the 21st of May, and reflect upon the centuries-long relationship shared by the British and Chilean naval forces.

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Our speakers

Lord Mountevans

Honorary President of Canning House

HE Ambassador David Gallagher

Ambassador of Chile to the United Kingdom

HE Ambassador Jamie Bowden

British Ambassador to Chile

Captain Daniel Muñoz

Defence Attaché, Embassy of Chile

After the live broadcast, Canning House will present a video on our website from:

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC

First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy

Event Agenda

  • Chilean Navy Day

  • Words of welcome from Cristina Cortes, Canning House CEO

  • Introduction to the event and our speakers with Lord Mountevans

  • Chile-UK Relations with HE Ambassador David Gallagher

  • UK-Chile Relations with HE Ambassador Jamie Bowden

  • History of the Navy and commemoration of the 21st of May with Captain Daniel Muñoz

  • Questions & Answers

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The Speakers

Lord Mountevans

Honorary President of Canning House

HE Ambassador David Gallagher

Ambassador of Chile to the UK

HE Ambassador Jamie Bowden

British Ambassador to Chile

Captain Daniel Muñoz

Defence Attaché, Embassy of Chile

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC

First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff

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