September 17 – HMS Courageous, Market Garden. Roll of Honour

Today is the anniversary of two costly events in WW2. In 1939 the air carrier Courageous was lost and in 1944 Operation Market Garden began. 8 men from NI were lost in Courageous and 7 survivors are named in today’s Roll. The allies failed attempt in Market Garden to gain a foothold over the River Rhine into Germany from the Netherlands was costly. Alan Buchanan, a future archbishop was at Arnhem. An army chaplain, he had taken part in the Sicily campaign.


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