1st November 2014
There is to be a service and wreath laying at All Saints Church, Catherington near Portsmouth at 10.30am.

8th December 2014
Commemorative Service to be held for the 100th Anniversary of the Battles of Coronel and The Falkland Islands.
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Opposing Forces

At Coronel, the British squadron was both out-gunned and out-crewed by a superior German squadron.

The resulting defeat was the first that the Royal Navy had suffered for over a century, with the loss of two armoured cruisers and nearly 1,600 crew. The only damage the German fleet received was two hits on SMS Scharnhorst as well as four hits and three wounded on SMS Gneisenau. For the Germans, and the rest of the World, it proved that the Royal Navy was not indestructible, for the British there can only have been shock.