June 19 – Belfast RAF man spent year with Belgian underground. Roll of Honour

After crash landing, Belfast RAF man stayed from May 44 until liberation with Belgian underground. In 1944 two from North Irish Horse die in Assisi, Italy, and five RUR die in Normany. Officer’s tribute to Jimmy McBride, eleven years service with RUR. Photo – Poperinge New Military Cemetery

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One Comment on “June 19 – Belfast RAF man spent year with Belgian underground. Roll of Honour

  1. Colonel Ponsonby was an Irishman and a member of the same family, Captain Thomas Ponsonby of 17th/21st Lancers, earned the MC in Tunisia and a Bar to the MC in Italy during the SWW. His first MC was earned as 6th Armoured Division moved to support the Americans at Kasserine.
    Although 5th Dragoon Guards amalgamated with 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons in 1922 to form 5th/6th Dragoons, the new regiment was redesignated 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards in 1927 and had a further name change in 1935 when it was awarded the Royal prefix. In 1992, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards amalgamated with 4th/7th Dragoon Guards to form the Royal Dragoon Guards whose cap badge includes the Castle of Inniskilling superimposed on the Cross of St George; the regimental motto is ‘Quis Separabit’ and the quick march is ‘Fare ye wll, Inniskilling’.

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