Britsh PM David Cameron,German President Joachim Gauck,Princess Anne,and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery on the Island of Hoy. © Crown copyright 2013

Centenary of the Battle of Jutland remembered in UK and at sea

Posted on on 31 May 2016
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The British Prime Minister David Cameron and the German President Joachim Gauck attended a national remembrance event in Scotland today – 100 years after the Battle of Jutland, the biggest naval engagement of the First World War.

Britain's Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, representing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, were also at the event.

A service at St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney was held, followed by a service at Lyness Cemetery on the island of Hoy – where some of the sailors killed at Jutland are buried.

A commemorative event has also taken place on board HMS Duncan at Jutland Bank, the site of the battle.

Sailors outside St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. 

Photos: © Crown copyright 2013