Arbroath remembers Battle of Jutland

Attending the memorial service for the Battle of Jutland from left - Kevin Smith, Abgus Provost Councillor Helen Oswald, Captain (Hon) Earl of Dalhousie, and Rev. Peter Mead.
Credit: Wallace Ferrier

Attending the memorial service for the Battle of Jutland from left - Kevin Smith, Abgus Provost Councillor Helen Oswald, Captain (Hon) Earl of Dalhousie, and Rev. Peter Mead. Credit: Wallace Ferrier

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A former Royal Marine Commando organised a memorial service at the weekend for casualties of one of the largest naval battles of the 20th century.

Kevin Smith, formerly of 45 Commando arranged the service yesterday (Sunday) to commemorate those lost in the Battle of Jutland during World War One. Attending the memorial service at Arbroath Harbour were Angus Provost Councillor Helen Oswald, Captain (Honorary) Earl of Dalhousie, as well as veterans from various branches of the Armed Forces.

Two crew members of Arbroath`s inshore lifeboat (pictured) Michael Marr (left) and Jamie Robertson (right) who took the Wreath out to be placed at sea.
Credit: Wallace Ferrier

Two crew members of Arbroath`s inshore lifeboat (pictured) Michael Marr (left) and Jamie Robertson (right) who took the Wreath out to be placed at sea. Credit: Wallace Ferrier

The service was conducted by Rev. Peter Mead, of St Mary’s Church and former padre of aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious.

Photographs courtesy of Wallace Ferrier.

Lowering of the Standards.
Credit: Wallace Ferrier

Lowering of the Standards. Credit: Wallace Ferrier

Piping along the parade of Standards.
Credit: Wallace Ferrier

Piping along the parade of Standards. Credit: Wallace Ferrier