• Friday, 17 February 2017 - 12:30pm

    By Alan Bush, Jutland Volunteer.

    Originally planned as part of the Jutland Commemorations in the long daylight hours of last summer, the re-scheduled ‘Jutland: The Big Debate’ was held on a dark, blustery Thursday evening this 2nd February bringing together historical experts, members of the public and a virtual audience from all over the world.

    To begin with, guests had a chance to view the exhibition ’36 Hours Jutland 1916: The Battle that won the War’ with a glass of wine and experts on hand to answer any questions. Soon, around the exhibition...

  • Monday, 13 February 2017 - 10:49am
    Just after midnight on 26 August 1914, German light cruiser SMS Magdeburg ran aground in the Baltic. The crew setting off scuttling charges faced a brief engagement with the Russian Navy. The ship was seized and her destruction complete. From the ship the Russians recovered all three copies of her code book, one of which was received by the Admiralty with gratitude. With this book came the facility to ambush the Germans many times during the war, including at the Battle of Jutland.
    By November 1914 a further two code books made their way to a tiny new section,...
  • Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 4:09pm
    The National Museum of the Royal Navy has announced that the closure of the main galleries of the Royal Marines Museum will take place on April 1st. 
    As a result, the public galleries of the museum at Eastney will close. The museum will remain open for its corporate (conferences and weddings) and curatorial functions and its associated organisations * will continue to operate from the museum.  The sea front car park and the Royal Marines Memorial Gardens will remain open to the public. A consultation about the Yomper statue on the seafront...
  • Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 11:49am
    New date released for panel discussion
    “Question Time” panel debate on Battle of Jutland chaired by popular TV historian and broadcaster Dan Snow
    International panel confirmed
    Following the centenary year commemorations for the Battle of Jutland last year, a clash considered the defining naval battle of the...
  • Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 10:49am
    Image credit: Aircraft Carrier Alliance
    Funding of £74,350 has been secured to transform the entrance to the Fleet Air Arm Museum with an exciting new playground inspired by the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of the new aircraft carriers due to enter Royal Navy service in 2017.
    The project will significantly alter visitor’s first impressions of the museum and introduce the inspirational story of Royal Navy aviation in a novel, attractive and engaging way.  
    The funding issued by the Viridor Credits...
  • Friday, 9 December 2016 - 9:40am
    The story of a Royal Marine Musician who fought at the Battle of Jutland a century ago is to be told at a blockbuster exhibition from The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN).
    The fragment of a trombone played by Bandsman Frederick Charles Palfreman, his medals, a photograph and newspaper clipping are now on display at 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War, the immersive new exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
    Bandsman Palfreman, born on April 1 1899 in Pimlico, London, fought on HMS Warspite at Jutland, the...

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands