Corby to mark 100th anniversary of Battle of Jutland

Corby Council will mark the 100th anniversary of the largest naval battle of the First World War by flying a centenary flag for two days.

Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 8:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 9:38 am
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The commemoration of the Battle of Jutland over today (Tuesday) and tomorrow is marked by the council and the Government as part of its First World War centenary project.

The council has mounted a small presentation in the Corby Cube foyer area which gives more information regarding the battle.

Whilst several local men were serving in the Royal Navy during the battle, none were among the over 6,000 British lives lost over the two days.

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The presentation includes details of the three local men lost at sea during the course of the war.

In addition to the flying of the flag and the display, the Mayor of Corby joined representatives of the Royal British Legion in laying a wreath on Sunday (May 29) at 1pm at the Corby War Memorial to mark the centenary of the battle and the loss of so many lives.

For more information on the Battle of Jutland, click here.