The liberation of Walcheren, in the Netherlands in 1944 involved 4 Special Service Brigade ferried in by the Royal Navy. 41, 47 and 48 Commandos were part of a daring assault against multiple, heavily defended batteries. Irish Guardsmen Thomas Armstrong from Benburb, Robert Dunwoody from Belfast and Peter McParland from Ballynahinch died this day in 1914. In 1940 JK Haire, an RAFVR pilot from Belfast, died saving a village school. A memorial scout trophy is awarded annually at RBAI. In 1944 Joseph Adams from Belfast and William Clyde from Bushmills died over Germany on bombing missions. John Piggott, a veteran, served in RN 1901 – 1927. Born in Limavady he lived in Coleraine.