Month: January 2020

January 24 – Roll of Honour

HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth – In today’s Roll is an officer who served with the Royal Naval Division. These were sailors in infantry role and the RND fought in all the major theatres in Europe. To the chagrin of some of the army…

January 23 – Roll of Honour

The Lochnagar crater – created by an underground explosive charge in a mine south of the village of La Boisselle in the Somme département. The explosives were secretly planted by the British during the First World War, to be ready for 1 July 1916,…

January 22 – Roll of Honour

Company Serjeant-Major Scott of the Royal Irish Rifles, 14th (Young Citizens) Btn. kept a diary during the Great War. One entry consisted of the names of the ten men who were killed in the fighting at Authuile, near Martinsart. When he went home to…

January 21 – Roll of Honour

On this day in 1981, 86 year old veteran, Captain The Right Honourable Sir Norman Stronge Bt PC MC HML, Military Cross and the Belgian Croix de Guerre, was killed in his home at Tynan by PIRA. The Roll today commemorates four servicemen from…

January 20 – Roll of Honour

January 20 – On This Day in 1944 ACM Sir Arthur Tedder assumes duties as Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force and was responsible for the Allied air attacks preparing the Normandy invasion. After the War, he became Chief of the Air Staff, effectively…

January 19 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll includes an account of a young RN officer lost in heavy seas. Five RAF men are among those remembered. Photo – Ovillers Military Cemetery: On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 8th Division attacked Ovillers…

January 18 – Roll of Honour

Four Inniskilling Fusiliers are among those who fell on this day in WW2 in Rangoon, Tunisia, Minturno and Cassino in Italy. Photos of Bedford House War Cemetery.