August 30 – Roll of Honour

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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 as “The Ulsterman with the card-index memory”. Continue reading

August 29 – Roll of Honour

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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 Medal for “Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in going forward under heavy shell fire” who post-war drowned at Castlerock. Photo – David V. Currie, a Canadian, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the 36-hour battle at Saint-Lambert-sur-Dives, in 1944. Currie’s Victoria Cross is the only one associated with the fighting in Normandy. 
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