The Victoria Cross...On this day 29th January 1856 Queen Victoria instituted Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross, (VC) The medal is awarded to British and commonwealth armed forces for outstanding bravery on the field of battle. The medal was originally made from the metal of cannon captured from the Russians at Sevastopol until the supply came to an end in 1942
Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, GCB, OM, GCVO SGM (5 December 1859 – 20 November 1935) was a British Royal Navy admiral who commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland in World War I.
12 in battleship HMS Temeraire, one of the 3 ship Bellerophon class that succeeded the prototype HMS Dreadnought into service. The name has remained in Royal Navy use ever since the distinguished performance of her captured French namesake in British use at Trafalgar in 1805.