Life on board HM Ships at Christmas: 1915 vs. 2015

Sailors on board HMS St Albans will be away from their loved ones this Christmas but fortunately for them it will be a much more comfortable experience than it was for their forebears.

Next year marks 100 years since the Battle of Jutland, one of the most significant naval engagements of the First World War, and the anniversary is being marked with a major commemorative event in May.

Living conditions and the nature of operations have come a long way since the First World War. During the Battle of Jutland alone there were more than 100,000 sailors involved on 250 ships. More than 6,000 Royal Navy and 2,500 German sailors lost their lives.

As Christmas approaches, Chief Petty Officer Clinton Hume takes a look at what life is like for him on board HMS St Albans, and how the coming festivities will be vastly different to those of 100 years ago. (Click here for full story)