Lest we forget
H.M.S. Hood was the last battle cruiser built for the Royal Navy and was commissioned in 1920.
In May 1941, Hood and the battleship Prince of Wales were ordered to intercept the German battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, which were en route to the Atlantic.
On 24th May 1941, early in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, Hood was struck by several German shells, exploded, and sank within 3 minutes. 1415 men lost their lives. Three of her crew survived.
We know the names of some former Scouts and Leaders who were lost with the ship.