966 men dead in 10 days, 5000 taken pow, VC awarded to De Wind
Recalling those from Northern Ireland who served the cause of freedom and democracy.
Burial of Irish WW1 unknown yesterday, NI losses on HMS Lapwing arctic convoy
OTD – Army division airlifted to Imphal 1944, Falklands Islands invaded 1982.
RH – Instonian killed during the Battle of Langemarck (Third Ypres). OTD – The first Chindit Raid ends. Losses but morale rises.
Origin of a custom. OTD – Lanch of HMS Belfast, Irish Brigade’s St Patrick’s day at Cassino. Tri-service Roll of Honour for this day
RH – Killyleagh WAAF casualty. OTD – invasion of Czechoslovakia, Liberator crash in Republic
Lisburn at River Plate. Coleraine Marine POW marries. RH and OTD atttack on Cassino