The remarkable story of George Thompson who was in HMS Exeter when sunk in Battle of Java Sea.
Recalling those from Northern Ireland who served the cause of freedom and democracy.
Reports from June to August 1918 which are principally of fatalities from the 36th Ulster Division
Their graves are close by those of three RAF aircrew awarded the Victoria Cross
The night of 30/31st March 1944 was the worst in RAF history. 106 aircrew were lost.
Tommy Shields joined the Royal Navy in 1936. His ship, HMS Gurkha – an L class destroyer – was to be the first destroyer to be sunk by air attack in the war
After Dunkirk he volunteered to serve in the Commandos. He served with the Special Boat Service in Norway before joining No 5 Commando in Burma in 1943 at the age of 19.
In the club’s Roll of Honour is the name of Rev. Arthur Edwin Ross, MC and Bar. Here is an outline of his service and of the history of the Royal Army Chaplain’s Department.