This day in 1941 twelve men from NI were lost in HMS Repulse and four in HMS Prince of Wales when Force Z was attacked by Japanese aircraft. James McCaul from Mossley survived and became a POW on the on the notorious Burma ‘Death Railway’. Tommy Burns from Derry also survived and later became a pillar of Waterside RBL. Royal Marines also died in these attacks. Marine Sam Duncan from Stewardstown survived but died as a POW. Archibald Campbell from Limavady a QUB graduate in medicine died in RAF service in 1944. 27 are remembered in today’s Roll of Honour.