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Crewman's remains return to wreck

Royal Oak
More than 800 crew were killed when the Royal Oak was sunk

The remains of one of the survivors of the sinking of the Royal Oak have been placed within the hull of the vessel.

Fernleigh Judge has been reunited with his crewmates who died when the battleship was torpedoed at Scapa Flow in Orkney in 1939.

Mr Judge had always wanted to return to the islands to pay tribute to his friends but had been unable to make the journey from his Peterborough home.

His ashes were placed within the wreck by Royal Navy divers.

More than 800 crew were killed when the Royal Oak was sunk by a German U-boat in October 1939.


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