Armagh air crewman amongst first fatalities of RAF in WW2

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RAF crest and eagle above the gateway portico and the Per Ardua ad Astra Star above the central tower at the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey – a memorial dedicated to some 20,456 men and women from air forces of the British Empire who were lost in air and other operations during WW2. Continue reading

September 4 – Roll of Honour

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Red Arrows and Canadian Forces Snowbirds over Toronto. In today’s Roll, the British First World War Memorial in Ploegsteert is mentioned. It was inaugurated June 1931. It consists of quite impressive circular temple supported by columns and guarded by two stone lions. The number 11,447 – the number of British soldiers and officers buried there – is engraved on it. A 19 year old private of the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Armagh Volunteers) on today’s Roll is recorded at Ploegsteert .

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