July 27. Bangor pilot fought in Battle of Britain, Russia and Africa. Roll of Honour

Thomas McCann joined the RAFVR in January 1939, was called up on the outbreak of war, and got his wings on his 21st birthday. John Gamble from Kilrea served with the Scots Guards. Wounded at Ypres in October 1914, he returned to the front and died this day in 1915. North RFC player Stanley Maxwell died this day in 1916 of wounds in a Prisoner of War Camp. Alex McCrae from Dungannon survived the Boer War and Gallipoli. He died attempting to rescue a fellow Royal Artillery officer near Ypres in 1917. Frederick Stewart from Cookstown was one of six RAF men who died when a bomb fell off a plane at a base in 1940. Their names are still honoured at Remembrance Services in a nearby Nottinghamshire community. Today’s veterans are one of the highest ranking Naval medical officers to come from NI, Maurice Adams from Larne, Campbell, and QUB, one of five brothers to serve, and Billy Hull, SAS driver to Blair Mayne.

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