Day: July 24, 2019

July 24 – The anniversary of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres

Today is the anniversary of the unveiling of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in 1927; the origin of the daily Act of Remembrance; some names from Northern Ireland which are engraved on it including that of the first MP to be killed in WW1.

July 24 – Roll of Honour

On this day in 1704, an Anglo-Dutch force under Admiral Rooke captured Gibraltar. the Prince of Hesse led ashore 1,900 Marines who succeeded in isolating the Gibraltar Rock from mainland Spain. The bravery of the Royal Marines in defending the Rock in the siege…