Service to remember Battle of Jutland

VETERAN John Hardman has organised a memorial service to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Battle of Jutland.

Saturday, 14th May 2016, 5:55 am

The event, on Wednesday, June 1, will remember the 6,000 British sailors who died during the battle.

The service is in memory of those who were killed, injured, or taken prisoner, and it will take place at the Fleet Air Arm memorial, in Marine Parade West, in Lee-on-the-Solent.

Mr Hardman, from Fareham, said: ‘I try to get as many people involved as I can.

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‘It’s important because the freedom we have is what we’ve inherited from the sacrifice of others.’

Navy veterans will help run the service, which starts at 10.30am, with a two-minute silence being held at 11am.

A representative from HMS Sultan, in Gosport, will lay a wreath on behalf of the navy.

Mr Hardman, an a former navy Physical Training Instructor, also plans to complete a commemorative triathlon where he will swim 1,916m, cycle 36km and run 7km. For more go to