Commemorating eight on these anniversary dates
Recalling those from Northern Ireland who served the cause of freedom and democracy.
Nineteen year old Ethel Margaret Hunter was aboard SS Khedive Ismail in February 1944.
With pride and sorrow, we recall some of those who died on this day
The blitzes of Belfast impacted on the service community in different ways. Individual service men were killed. The families of those serving elsewhere obviously were in great danger. At least one serviceman’s family was completely lost.
After serving in Europe and at Dunkirk the 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, was deployed to defend the capital and Coventry
Seven men from Northern Ireland lost their lives in HMS Neptune. They were from Belfast, Bangor, Larne, Limavady, Portadown and Cullion in County Tyrone.
Coleraine Inst rowing brothers died on active service – HMS Caroline officer was present at the surrender of the Japanese navy in Tokyo Bay – RAF from NI commemorated on Singapore Memorial