Ireland’s Call : Sporting Heroes Who Fell in The Great War – On this day NI submariners perished in ’The Battle of May’ in WW1 – RAF Squadron 103’s NI aircrew
Belfast born Paratrooper awarded VC in Helmand Province Poyntzpass midshipman was the first recipient of the Victoria Cross Events on this day – January 30 Remembrance NI – January 30
Wren Rebecca McCabe served with HMS Caroline, Belfast from 1942-1944 before moving to the Signals Distribution Office, Belfast Castle in the run-up to D-Day.
Albert Kirkpatrick was in HMS Spartan when it was sunk in the Anzio operations on 29/01/1944.
On this day the 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles (2 LIR) of 38 (Irish) Brigade were at Montenero
Nineteen year old Ethel Margaret Hunter was aboard SS Khedive Ismail in February 1944.
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