On Merchant Navy Day, 3 Sept 2017, the Red Ensign will be flown ashore to raise awareness of our dependence as an island nation on our past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers. READ MORE HERE:
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The Battle of Jutland took place in the North Sea, North West of Denmark. It was the first time that the new Dreadnought Battleships, developed in the early 1900s had come to blows and only the third time that the big Steel Battleships had engaged each other, following the smaller battles in the Russo- Japanese War.
Members of the public are asked to show their support for the seafarers by proudly flying the Red Ensign, as publicly as you can, for all to see.
The greatest naval battle since Trafalgar took place on May 31st – June 1st, 1916 when Sir John Jellicoe’s Grand Fleet met the German High Seas Fleet for the first time and only time at Jutland.
THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND CENTENARY WILL BE MARKED IN THYBORØN BY SALUTES FIRED FROM ONE OF THE GUNS THAT TOOK PART IN THE BATTLE
For 100 years, no one has heard the sound of the guns from the Battle of Jutland, but on 1 June 2016 one of them will be heard again.
At 8am on the morning of Wednesday, December 16th, the people of Hartlepool were startled by the sound of heavy distant firing by a raid from the Imperial German Navy.
It would be hard to find a family that has not been touched by war at some level or another and many people have ancestors who served in WW1. If you want to go on a voyag [...]
Forces War Records recently went to the National Archives, Kew to study some of the Telegrams sent just before the start of the Great War. We will be posting th [...]
- Germany declares war against France. - Belgium refuses to allow passage of German troops through her territory, and King Albert sends "supreme appeal" to King George. [...]
Blogger: GemSen In 1940, on this day, 8th April —the Captain of HMS Glowworm, Lieutenant Commander Roope’s actions had just earned him the first Victoria Cross of the Sec [...]
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