Published: 06/10/2017 14:03 - Updated: 06/10/2017 14:17

Thurso military train milestone is recognised

 

Johnny Jellicoe and his daughter Kitty attended Thurso railway station yesterday for a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the troop trains which hauled World War I servicemen from London en route to Scapa Flow in Orkney. The trains were named after
Johnny Jellicoe and his daughter Kitty attended Thurso railway station yesterday for a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the troop trains which hauled World War I servicemen from London en route to Scapa Flow in Orkney.

 

THE grandson of the admiral who commanded the naval fleet at Scapa Flow was “honoured” to speak at an unveiling of a memorial recognising trains that brought thousands of sailors to Caithness to serve their country.

A plaque marking the centenary of the famous Jellicoe Express trains named after Admiral Sir John Jellicoe was unveiled at Thurso Railway Station yesterday as his grandson Johnny Jellicoe watched on.

The trains transported sailors and service personnel from London Euston to Thurso on their way to Scapa Flow in Orkney where the fleet was based. The Friends of the Far North Line paid for the plaque that is installed in the passengers waiting area at Thurso station.

Read more in today's John O'Groat Journal.

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