Wednesday, 22 May 2019

WW1 Boxing on Flotta

An estimated 10,000 people, mostly armed forces personnel, attended the 1916 Finals of the Grand Fleet boxing competitions held on the island of Flotta, by Scapa Flow, where the Grand Fleet was then stationed. The boxing ring was built from spars, ropes, canvas and planking scavenged from various ships by a couple of enterprising Chief Petty Officers, names now not known.
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