Category: ARMY WW2

September 17 – Archbishop who was airborne at Arnhem

1974 – President and Mrs Childers with Most Rev Alan Buchanan, Archbishop of Dublin, and Fr PJ Murphy. Alan Buchanan was a Church of Ireland cleric who served as a chaplain in Italy and in Operation Market Garden.

September 5 – Roll of Honour

The Roll today reflects the loss of HMS Pathfinder, the first RN warship to be sunk by a locomotive torpedo from a German U boat; the service given by two WW1 nurses who died in the course of their duty, and two members of…

August 3 – Roll of Honour

On this day 03/08/1914, Germany declares war on France. Hours later France reciprocates the declaration of war.

July 15 – The Sash blessed by the Pope

From the annals of 38 (Irish) Brigade in Italy 1944 – Sion Mills Sgt Major had his Sash when he met the Pope

June 18 – Northern Ireland at D Day

12. Two of the NI Padres in Normandy – The Reverend James McMurray-Taylor served with the RUR (6th Airborne Division) and The Reverend James Douglas died serving with The Wiltshire Regiment

June 17 – Northern Ireland at D Day.

11. From Rifleman to RSM of RUR via Ranville, the Ardennes and Korea

June 16 – Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this day