HMS Hood seen from HMS Repulse. Today’s record of 15 men includes a lecturer at Queen’s, 4 RAF fatalities who reflect the war over Germany, and a Shankill Road submariner decorated for “undaunted courage, skill, and devotion to duty in successful patrols”. Continue reading
Remembering 15 men from the three services who did their duty. They include six who died at sea, an Ulster rifleman awarded the Military Medal for bravery under fire on 07/06/1944 and a former QUB Training Corps member who lost his life trying to dig out comrades whose trench had been hit. Continue reading
The veterans on today’s Roll include a Royal Marine from Waringstown who served in both world wars, a Canadian infanteer from Portstewart and a Marine from Cullybackey. Six fatalities are remembered.
Today’s Roll includes infantry, artillery, an RN bomb disposal operative and aircrew. Their remains rest in France, Cyprus, Gallipoli, Gibraltar and Canada. As on most dates, several have no grave and are remembered on memorials.
On this day 21/08/1944 – the Battle of the Falaise Pocket ends. Some 50,000 German troops surrender to the Allies after nine days of heavy fighting. The road to Paris was open – Five from NI died in two RN ships which were sunk on the same day. Continue reading
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
— Winston Churchill’s offers his famous tribute to the RAF on this day in 1940.
Today’s Roll of 14 names includes an account of a pilot from Belfast who died off Norway and who is honoured in Trondheim. Continue reading
Three from Northern Ireland who enlisted in Canada and seven from the Royal Navy including one from HMS Caroline are among the 15 remembered on this day which is the anniversary of the WW2 raid on Dieppe. Continue reading