05 Sep RETURN TO SENDER
HMS Iron Duke’s Union Jack, probably given to the Church in the 1920s by Admiral Jellicoe, is being graciously loaned back to the family for the duration of the commemorations.
The flag will be on display at the September 15th opening of the Gert Normann Andersen’s SeaWar Museum in Thyborøn. Till now she has been holding a silent vigil at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Ryde. Her colours have been remarkably well preserved because she has not been in direct sunlight.
Normally, the Union Jack would fly at the bow on the Jackstaff. In battle the white ensign would be flown (it can be seen in the chapel at Eton College). Villagers in Thyborøn were able to hear the roar of the guns rolling in across the North Sea. Iron Duke’s White Ensign can be seen in the chapel at Eton College.