THE centenary of the Battle of Jutland is to be commemorated in Portsmouth, The News can reveal.
The Royal Navy will hold a special service on May 31 next year at Southsea Common to pay tribute to those who died in the biggest naval battle in the First World War.
More than 6,000 British personnel and 2,500 Germans died in the battle, which involved around 250 ships.
Other commemoration events will also be held around the country.
More details about the Portsmouth event have yet to be revealed and decisions will be made over the numbers of sailors who will attend.