Month: August 2019

August 31 – Roll of Honour

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.

August 30 – Roll of Honour

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”

August 29 – 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”

August 28 – 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”

August 27 – 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

August 27 – A Famous Inniskilling Drum

Derryman’s interesting story from the Londonderry Sentinel, Saturday, August 27, 1932

August 26 – Roll of Honour

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”

August 25 – 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”.