Anti-aircraft searchlights at Gibraltar WW2. Sir John Campbell, an outstanding medical professional from Queen’s University, who headed a major WW1 hospital in France is one of eight remembered in today’s Roll.
Red Arrows over Niagra. Remembered today with five others is Jack Sayers, former Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, a RN reservist who survived a sinking and later served in Churchill’s map room maintaining daily updates of WW2 forces’ deployments. The PM referred to him… Continue Reading “August 30 – Roll of Honour”
Amongst the ten in today’s Roll – A 25 year old Royal Irish CSM awarded the MC and MM; a lawyer journalist defeated by Edward Carson for the Duncairn seat in parliament; 2 aircrew killed over Poland and a Randalstown doctor awarded the Military… Continue Reading “August 29 – Roll of Honour”
This Roll is an example of big history of which servicemen from NI were part. A WW2 naval fatality from Gilford who had served during the WW1 Gallipoli campaign on River Clyde and at Jutland. A Bangor doctor serving with No 3 Commando. Photo… Continue Reading “August 28 – Roll of Honour”
Today’s Roll is province-wide – men from Ballymena, Doagh, Lisburn, Randalstown and Portadown. Regiments include Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Seaforth Highlanders and Royal Artillery. Photo – Tyne Cot
Derryman’s interesting story from the Londonderry Sentinel, Saturday, August 27, 1932
Red Arrows over New York – On this day two who fell in WW1 had served in the South African campaign. Four infanteers died in the same battle. In WW2, three Gunners died in Egypt and a naval pilot from Bangor was freed from… Continue Reading “August 26 – Roll of Honour”
HMS Hood seen from HMS Repulse. Today’s record of 15 men includes a lecturer at Queen’s, 4 RAF fatalities who reflect the war over Germany, and a Shankill Road submariner decorated for “undaunted courage, skill, and devotion to duty in successful patrols”.