September 10 – Sinking of HMS Abdiel. Ballycastle WRNS gave up rank for marriage. Roll of Honour

Amongst veterans remembered today is the WRNS officer from Ballycastle who had to resign her commission as she outranked her husband to be. Today is their wedding anniversary. In 1916 Inniskillings battalions were engaged in Belgium and Greece. This is the anniversary of the WW2 sinking of HMS Abdiel. Three men from NI lost. Account by Para survivor. Photo courtesy Eoin McConnell.


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