Chilean Navy Day

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On 21 May, Canning House and the Embassy of Chile commemorated 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.

For 2020, Canning House, in collaboration with the Embassy of Chile, are pleased to present an event honouring this day. Our esteemed speakers discussed the history of the Chilean Navy and the significance of the 21st of May, and reflected upon the centuries-long relationship shared by the British and Chilean naval forces.

We heard from...

Lord Mountevans, Canning House Honorary President

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

Visit our Canning Insights section to see a video from Admiral Tony Radakin and a selection of photographs from Admiral Julio Leiva's visit to the UK in 2019.

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