29 Apr '16, 10am

#HMSSutherland begins month of Battle of Jutland commemorations

So it’s been a real honour for the Royal Navy to be invited to participate and I’m delighted that HMS Sutherland was perfectly placed to be able to deliver the kind of support which such an event deserves Captain Chris Smith RN They were buried in the grounds of Rosskeen Parish Church – just a small number of the 136 victims of both world wars laid to rest in the remote cemetery. A century later, townsfolk planned commemorations to honour the dead – an event which coincided with Sutherland’s visit to her affiliated county. A short, poignant service led by Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness which was supported by a Guard of Honour from the Plymouth-based frigate. As the bishop read a poem, nine members of the Invergordon community lined up in front of the nine graves and laid a single rose in front of each headstone, while Sutherlands Guard of Honour performe...

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