Category: Daily Remembrance

HMS PRINCE OF WALES – December 10, 1941

On this day in 1941 the battleship HMS PRINCE OF WALES and the battlecruiser HMS REPULSE were sunk by Japanese bombers off Malaya. They were the first British capital ships lost to air attack and the last RN battleship and battlecruiser lost in action….

HMS Repulse – 10 December 1941

14 men from Northern Ireland were amongst the 436 who died when HMS REPULSE was sunk as part of Force Z in the defence of Singapore on 10/12/1941. Others were to die whilst prisoners of war of Japan.

December 10 – Roll of Honour

Photo – Ypres Menin Gate. WW1 fatalities include a Bushmills sailor washed overboard, an Irish rifleman from Larne in India, and an RAF man at Gallipoli. In WW2 roll, an RAF doctor from Limavady, named on Queen’s University WM, rests in his home town.

Daily Rolls of Honour for December 1 – 9

The enries include : The WAAF who became a famous artist – Pages 7 and 8. A Victoria Cross winner – Page 13. The QUB law student awarded a George Medal for his work in mine disposal – Page 16. One of the most…

November 30 – Roll of Honour

On This Day in 1944, the last and largest Royal Navy Battleship, and the last Battleship in the world was launched. The then Princess Elizabeth launched HMS Vanguard at Clydebank. She was over 50,000 tonnes at full load and capable of over 30 Knots….

November 29 – Roll of Honour

Amongst the fallen today is the son of the Most Revd. John Allen Fitzgerald Gregg, D.D., Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, an RAF Flying Officer who has no known grave and is remembered on the Singapore Memorial at Kranji War Cemetery,…

November 28 – Roll of Honour

In today’s Roll – A Royal Artillery gunner from Ballymoney serving with a Maritime regiment and who most likely died at sea, is named on Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The war graves of two RAF men from Ballycastle and Belfast are in Egypt and South…