Month: February 2019

February 28 – Ulster Division’s Newcastle link

Attack on Telemark heavy water plant and three RAF remembered

February 27 – Service in HMS Jupiter and HMS Electra sunk this day.

In the newspapers. On this day. Roll of Honour

February 26 – North Irish were Japanese prisoners of war

Inspection of 36th Ulster Division – On this day – Roll of Honour

February 24 & 25 -In remembrance

Five Belfast men lost escorting largest convoy to Murmansk on February 25, 1944. Roll of Honour.

February 23 – Greenisland and Larne airmen lost in Liberator over Burmah

On this day Kenneth Williams, Royal Engineer and later famous actor was born, and Iwo Jima was re-taken. Roll of Honour.

February 22 – Sailors in the WW1 trenches

Belfast Marine who served in Dardanelles died on the Somme this day. Roll of Honour. On this day.

February 21 – Brothers in arms

The MacDermotts of Belmont, The Buchanans of Derry. Roll of Honour. On this day.  

February 20 – On this day

Lisburn becomes a WW1 French town. In WW2 – losses in HMS Warwick and of a RAF pilot from Whitehead, as Irish Brigade now under Pat Scott fight tough in Italy.