Month: March 2020

March 31 – Roll of Honour

Aircrew from Northern Ireland were lost in a raid on Nuremberg, Germany, on the night of 30/31st March 1944 which was the RAF’s worst night in WW2. James Donnelly from Ballintoy was possibly the last member of the Royal Flying Corps to be killed… Continue Reading “March 31 – Roll of Honour”

March 30 – Roll of Honour

Ham British Cemetery contains 485 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. Amongst the graves are those of two men who served with the North Irish Horse including one who accompanied the regiment’s horses to Egypt when it was dismounted.

March 29 – Roll of Honour

Pozières British Cemetery and, surrounding the graves the Pozières Memorial. Many from NI who died in the 1918 German offensive and whose graves are unknown are named on the Memorial including nine on today’s Roll. Our veteran remembered today is Sgt Robert Jackson from… Continue Reading “March 29 – Roll of Honour”

March 28 – Roll of Honour

    Victor Beamish from Coleraine was one of a small band of near-legendary figures in the RAF in WW2. He was lost in 1942. His three brothers George, Charles, and Cecil all served with distinction in the RAF. On the same day, a… Continue Reading “March 28 – Roll of Honour”

March 28 – POW after St Nazaire raid, he escaped from Colditz

Kaiserschlacht Day 8. OTD & RH

March 27 – Roll of Honour

In March 1945 Winston Churchill visits UK forces near the Rhine with Field Marshal Montgomery, the latter standing in a jeep, talking to Scottish troops. There are 16 records in today’s Roll. The 1918 entries reflect the German Offensive including a former CSM of… Continue Reading “March 27 – Roll of Honour”

March 26 – Roll of Honour

The Medium Mark A “Whippet” tank went into action for the first time against the German Spring Offensive on this day in 1918. Among those remembered today are George Henry MM from Cookstown who was the bodyguard of Sir John French when he was… Continue Reading “March 26 – Roll of Honour”

March 25 – Roll of Honour

The 1918 entries in today’s Roll continue to reflect the cost of resisting the German Spring offensive – the Kaiserschlacht. Other WW1 entries include a Dungannon medic with Indian forces who died in Iraq. In WW2 an Old Portoran medic from Coleraine is lost… Continue Reading “March 25 – Roll of Honour”