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DUKE OF EDINBURGH TO COMMEMORATE JUTLAND ON ORKNEY

09 Apr DUKE OF EDINBURGH TO COMMEMORATE JUTLAND ON ORKNEY

The Duke of Edinburgh plans to attend the Jutland Centenary commemoration services at St. Magnus Cathedral – which will have a field of poppies falling from the west window – and at Lyness naval cemetery. The Duke joined the Navy in 1939 and took part in the Battle of Matapan for which he was decorated for bravery with the Greek War Cross. He also served on HMS Ramilles and HMS Valiant.

The Duke of Edinburgh was a serving naval officer during World War Two.

The Duke of Edinburgh was a serving naval officer during World War Two.

5 Comments
  • DAVID G SMITH
    Posted at 13:30h, 09 April Reply

    DAVID SMITH
    Wonderful news. It shows the high esteem and admiration in which Admiral Jellicoe and all those involved in the Battle of Jutland are held by the Royal Family

  • njellicoe
    Posted at 13:32h, 09 April Reply

    It’s even more touching that he is doing this at his age.

  • Audrey Gibson RTter
    Posted at 00:35h, 15 April Reply

    Where can I read about the Battle,of Jutland. My grandmother was a Rendall from Westray

  • Lucy Gibbon
    Posted at 15:50h, 20 April Reply

    Just found out that one of the ships involved in the Battle of Jutland and survived was HMS Duke of Edinburgh

  • Jasmin Gualtieri
    Posted at 23:46h, 23 May Reply

    My Grandfather was in the Duke of Edinburgh at the battle of Jutland have only just found out about the Orkney ceremony ,would like to have gone but I think it’s to late now

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