Royal Navy P200s tied up in Kirkwall Marina on Friday 10th of July 2020
“There were at least 28 Irish sailors lost on HMS Hampshire”
From over 100,000 sailors at sea, 1 in 10 died or were wounded
Over the last 10 years, a dedicated sub-group of Birsay Heritage Trust volunteers have carried out clearance on the site, organised local tours and run community open days.
William Bowen had an extensive naval career before the outbreak of the First World War on 4th of August 1914.
Percy Searle was from Exmouth. At age 18 Percy signed on for 12 years with the Royal Navy.
Harry Sultan was born in Hull on the 21st of February 1893 into a hard working family.
The Royal Navy visits Kirkwall, Orkney
Veterans Breakfast (partners welcome) last Saturday of each month at Eat n Treats cafe.