Category: Daily Remembrance

April 01 – Roll of Honour

In 1918 the RAF was formed as a separate Service, independent of the British Army and the Royal Navy – the first time that any country had formed an entirely separate and independent air force. This day is also the anniversary of the founding…

March 31 – Roll of Honour

Aircrew from Northern Ireland were lost in a raid on Nuremberg, Germany, on the night of 30/31st March 1944 which was the RAF’s worst night in WW2. James Donnelly from Ballintoy was possibly the last member of the Royal Flying Corps to be killed…

March 30 – Roll of Honour

Ham British Cemetery contains 485 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. Amongst the graves are those of two men who served with the North Irish Horse including one who accompanied the regiment’s horses to Egypt when it was dismounted.

March 29 – Roll of Honour

Pozières British Cemetery and, surrounding the graves the Pozières Memorial. Many from NI who died in the 1918 German offensive and whose graves are unknown are named on the Memorial including nine on today’s Roll. Our veteran remembered today is Sgt Robert Jackson from…

March 28 – Roll of Honour

    Victor Beamish from Coleraine was one of a small band of near-legendary figures in the RAF in WW2. He was lost in 1942. His three brothers George, Charles, and Cecil all served with distinction in the RAF. On the same day, a…

March 28 – POW after St Nazaire raid, he escaped from Colditz

Kaiserschlacht Day 8. OTD & RH

March 27 – Roll of Honour

In March 1945 Winston Churchill visits UK forces near the Rhine with Field Marshal Montgomery, the latter standing in a jeep, talking to Scottish troops. There are 16 records in today’s Roll. The 1918 entries reflect the German Offensive including a former CSM of…