Month: December 2018

NI links with costliest event in Royal New Zealand Navy’s history

Seven men from Northern Ireland lost their lives in HMS Neptune. They were from Belfast, Bangor, Larne, Limavady, Portadown and Cullion in County Tyrone.

World War 2 Life stories – 4

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

World War 2 Life stories – 3

Ballymena Military Policeman had prior skills for seagoing and jungle warfare – Ballyclare brothers in tanks of the Irish Guards in heart-breaking incident at Arnhem – Belfast airman who stayed at large in Belgium after being shot down

World War 2 : Life stories – 2

Fleet Air Arm pilot from Fermanagh fought with RAF in Battle of Britain – North Antrim Marine five years a POW was RBL stalwart – Carrickfergus and Larne aircrew died together over Burma

World War 2 Life stories – i

– Church bell ringer awarded DSM for his part in naval action – WW2 veteran enabled The Ports to do the double – Armagh man amongst first fatalities of RAF

Places and Remembrance – WW1 Cullybackey

Cullybackey, a County Antrim village, and the townlands around it, (Craigs, Hillmount and Harperstown, a sub-section of Hillmount), highlight the type of commitment made in the First World War.