Category: ARMY WW2

World War 2 Life stories – 3

Ballymena Military Policeman had prior skills for seagoing and jungle warfare – Ballyclare brothers in tanks of the Irish Guards in heart-breaking incident at Arnhem – Belfast airman who stayed at large in Belgium after being shot down

World War 2 : Life stories – 2

Fleet Air Arm pilot from Fermanagh fought with RAF in Battle of Britain – North Antrim Marine five years a POW was RBL stalwart – Carrickfergus and Larne aircrew died together over Burma

World War 2 Life stories – i

– Church bell ringer awarded DSM for his part in naval action – WW2 veteran enabled The Ports to do the double – Armagh man amongst first fatalities of RAF

Ubique – Ulster Gunners in WW2 – Part 1

Colonel Jimmy Hughes – Colonel Harry Porter- The wartime service of the 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – Some 8th Belfast Gunners

Bob Wright – from Sandy Row to Dunkirk and Burma

After Dunkirk he volunteered to serve in the Commandos. He served with the Special Boat Service in Norway before joining No 5 Commando in Burma in 1943 at the age of 19.

The Royal Ulster Rifles at Dunkirk

Bala Bredin’s recollections; How 338,000 Allied troops were saved in ‘miracle of deliverance’; 40 Facts about Dunkirk; The Dunkirk Memorial

SAS men from Northern Ireland executed by the Gestapo

Men from Cookstown, Moira and Randalstown who dropped behind lines after Normandy were executed by order of Hitler.