The Royal Navy Northern Diving Group were awarded the Freedom of Orkney at a ceremony on Friday 9th of July 2021.
A film of the Freedom of Orkney ceremony to the Royal Navy Northern Diving Group
The Royal Navy Northern Divers Group was in Orkney to receive the Freedom of the islands.
Thursday, 8th of July, saw a display of diving equipment set up by the Royal Navy’s Northern Diving Group outside the Cathedral.
“I realised it would be a Herculean task to climb those huge cliffs, my body numbed and drained of energy. “
“I realised it would be a Herculean task to climb those huge cliffs, my body numbed and drained of energy. ” 228580 Leading Seaman William Cashman,
On the 24th May 1941 the mighty Hood, a unique battlecruiser of her day, sank within 3 minutes. There were only 3 survivors – 1, 415 died on that day.
Another Orkney Production’s annual event “Celebrating Scapa Flow” will this year commemorate HMS Hood with an online programme, on 21st and 22nd May, thanks to the Orkney International Science Festival.
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