Ceremony honouring VC winner Boy Jack Cornwell begins a week of Jutland 100 commemorations
26 May 2016

A memorial stone was today unveiled to the Navy's youngest – and arguably most famous – VC winner, beginning a week of events marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones led the tributes as the commemorative VC slab to Boy Jack Cornwell was dedicated in Leyton, London, a ceremony attended by one of the teenager's descendants – who is today serving in the RN.

‘What a journey we have ahead of us’ – Queen Elizabeth’s first captain takes charge of RN’s biggest warship
25 May 2016

Britain’s biggest warship has her first Commanding Officer as Capt Jerry Kyd took charge of HMS Queen Elizabeth in Rosyth.

The carrier’s 580 officers and ratings fell in to hear the inaugural address by Capt Kyd, who’s previously been in charge of HMS Illustrious and Ark Royal.