July 31 – Submariner Magennis wins NI’s only Victoria Cross in WW2

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On this day James Magennis won the Victoria Cross through his actions in a midget submarine against the Japanese in Singapore. 

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Leading Seaman James Magennis VC being presented with a cheque for £3,600 in 1946 by the Rt Hon Sir Crawford McCullagh Bt, Rt Hon Lord Mayor of Belfast.
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July 30 – Passchendaele, Campbell College and Castlerock

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Campbell College CCF Pipes and Drums at the Menim Gate 2019. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres. Twelve former students of Campbell College, Belfast were killed during the battle. Three men from Castlerock fell. Continue reading