Day: August 5, 2019

August 5 – Roll of Honour

The war graves of two who fell on this day are in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy. They are from the Royal Ulster Rifles and Royal Irish Fusiliers. We also remember today a Dungannon man serving with the Canadian Regiment, an RAF Japanese POW…

August 5 – On this day

On this day in 2000, Lt Alec Guinness died aged 86. He commanded Royal Navy Landing Craft at the Sicily invasion and went on to become one of Britain’s greatest actors, perhaps best known for his role as Obi Wan Kenobi in Star wars…