Battle of Jutland 100 year anniversary in Rosyth

HRH The Princess Royal in Rosyth

Commemoration events marking the Battle of Jutland which took place 100 years have taken place across the UK, but predominantly in Rosyth and North Queensferry.

Hundreds lined the streets of Rosyth on Saturday, 28 May 2016 to mark the Battle.  The British fleet set sail from the Rosyth naval port.

 

The Princess Royal, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Baroness Annabel Goldie joined the nation in remembering the service and sacrifice made by those who fought at World War One’s biggest naval battle.

HRH meets local representatives in Rosyth Parish Church

Rosyth, where the battlecruiser fleet was based in 1916, marked the start of the commemorations, where wreaths were laid followed by an act of remembrance in Rosyth Parish Church.

A further event took place in South Queensferry Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Cemetery where 40 casualties from the battle are commemorated or buried.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “This centenary commemoration is an opportunity for us to honour and pay tribute to the many thousands of sailors from both sides who lost their lives during the Battle of Jutland. The sacrifices made by those who fought in this battle, the largest naval encounter of the First World War, and by other seafarers throughout the conflict must never be forgotten.”

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