Category: Daily Remembrance

October 10 – Roll of Honour

RBL and Association standards at Newtownards ceremony. Today’s Roll includes a founding member of the RAF from Portstewart, Irish Guardsmen from Castlerock and Larne who died in WW1, and an RAF aircrew who died in a training flight near Stranraer in WW2.

October 9 – Roll of Honour

On This Day in 1939, the light cruiser HMS Belfast captured German transport Cap Norte off the Faroes whilst returning to Germany from Brazil. She was taken in to service as the troop carrier, Empire Trooper. Today is the birthday of Victoria Cross recipient,…

Free E- mail booklet on anniversary of sinking of RMS Leinster

On October 10, 1918, one of the most controversial actions of the war took place a few miles from Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire), when German U Boat torpedoed the RMS Leinster resulting in the deaths of servicemen and women, and civilian staff and passengers. Among…

October 8 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll has two entries from the RND – the Royal Naval Division which was comprised of naval personnel serving in an army role in WW1. There were men from throughout NI in the RND and they fought in most of the major engagements…

October 7 – Roll of Honour

WW1 – Two members of QUB OTC, one awarded the MC; a North Irish Horse trooper serving as an infanteer, a USA private from Coagh who rests at the “Old Cross”, Ardboe. WW2 – RN from Newry who survived sinking of Japanese prison ship…

October 6 – Roll of Honour

On This Day in 1901 Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII, became patron of the Naval Nursing Service which was renamed in her honour shortly after and the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service – QARNNS – still serve the RoyalNavy around the…

October 5 – Roll of Honour

WW1 – V Beach cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli. WW2 – On 5th Oct 1943, the Irish Brigade embarked on a “peaceful” cruise from Barletta to Termoli where they landed under artillery fire – 61 days later, they would be relieved by Canadian forces at the…