Band to join battle commemorations

THE Royal Marines Band is set to to remember a naval battle.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 6:01 am

HMS Bulwark is collecting the massed band of the Royal Marines, and the Royal Navy’s ceremonial Royal Guard, before sailing on Friday round to the Orkney Islands.

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The ship leaves tomorrow for the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland in and around Scapa Flow.

The battle saw the loss of 8,645 men – 6,094 British and 2,551 German.

Captain James Parkin, captain of HMS Bulwark said: ‘I am honoured that HMS Bulwark is able to play such a significant part in the Jutland 100 commemorations.’