Category: On this day

July 30 – Passchendaele, Campbell College and Castlerock

Campbell College CCF Pipes and Drums at the Menim Gate 2019. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres. Twelve former students of Campbell College, Belfast were killed during the battle. Three men from Castlerock fell.

July 27 – On This Day

Allied Operation Gomorrah took place from 24/07/1943 to 31/07/1943 – a campaign of air raids lasting for 8 days and 7 nights on the German city of Hamburg. In the end, more than 45,000 people died, largely civilians, 37,000 were wounded, and 250,000 buildings…

July 25 – On This Day

Campbell College CCF Pipes and Drums at the Ulster Tower as part of their July 2019 Exercise Reflect visiting Old Campbellian War Graves. They also played at the Theipval Memorial. Summary below of major events  OTD in WW2.

July 24 – The anniversary of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres

Today is the anniversary of the unveiling of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in 1927; the origin of the daily Act of Remembrance; some names from Northern Ireland which are engraved on it including that of the first MP to be killed in WW1.

July 19 – On this day

Significant events on this day in WW2 include Britain’s biggest tank battle to capture the remains of Caen and the formation of the Intelligence Corps

July 8 – On this day

Soldiers clamber over a badly damaged street in Caen. In 1941 Twenty B-17s fly in their first mission with the Royal Air Force over Wilhelmshaven, Germany. In 1944 The British Second Army begins a major offensive ‘Operation Charnwood’ another attempt aimed at capturing the…

July 7 – On this day

The major events on this day