Two Gunners who died on this day in 1943 are named on the Singapore Memorial. One from Ballymena had enlisted and served with the 9th (Derry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment. The Irish Brigade celebrated Barrosa Day in Italy in 1945. Gordon Kerr from Lurgan died when his Lancaster crashed east of Brussells in 1945. The local community has had major international acts of remembrance marking the service of him and his colleagues. Photo – The Spitfire prototype made its first flight On This Day in 1936.