May 03 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll begins with two Royal Marines from Belfast and Derry named on the Helles Memorial at Gallipoli. Our veteran remembered is Ian Smith MC of Limavady, who died in his nineties. He had a long and eventful life, in which he fought Nazis, Greek Communists, Italian Fascists, and was almost blown up in Randalstown during a paramilitary carjacking. Today is the anniversary of the writing of “In Flanders Fields” in 1915.


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