Category: ARMY WW2

June 9 – Northern Ireland at D Day

4. – The fourth in a series about NI people on D Day. Richard Keegan from Lurgan served with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles who were addressed by General Sir Bernard Montgomery from the bonnet of a jeep, after carrying out an inspection of…

June 7 – Northern Ireland at D Day

2 – The second in a series about NI people on D Day. Peter McCambridge of Ballymena won his DCM on the ‘Longest Day’ – but he had, in fact, dropped into Normandy in the late evening of June 5, 1944. Photo – The…

May 18 – 75th anniversary of victory in Battle of Monte Cassino

Roll of Honour. Events On this day.

May 15 – Inniskilling Fusilier became POW in retreat to Dunkirk

Newspaper report 17 inch shells at Ypres. RH and events On this day

May 12 – The final attack on Monte Cassino

RAF Bomber Command ops log. Ulster Division parade 1915

On this day – January 31

Ireland’s Call : Sporting Heroes Who Fell in The Great War – On this day NI submariners perished in ’The Battle of May’ in WW1 – RAF Squadron 103’s NI aircrew

World War 2 Life stories – 4

Coleraine Inst rowing brothers died on active service – HMS Caroline officer was present at the surrender of the Japanese navy in Tokyo Bay – RAF from NI commemorated on Singapore Memorial