June 05 – NI men who died with Kitchener. Rome freed. Roll of Honour

The 12 NI men who died with Kitchener in HMS Hampshire in 1916 included a young doctor who was the Commanding Officer of the Irish National Volunteers in Belfast. On this day in 1944, Rome celebrated its liberation and a Royal Air Force meteorologist… Continue Reading “June 05 – NI men who died with Kitchener. Rome freed. Roll of Honour”

February 26 – Roll of Honour

Three riflemen from Shantallow, Lisburn, and Belfast, serving in the Royal Ulster Rifles, London Irish Rifles, died in an attack in Tunisia, this day in 1943. Today’s veteran is Geoffrey Hemming, an aviator in both wars with the RNAS and then the RAF. He… Continue Reading “February 26 – Roll of Honour”

January 10 – Roll of Honour

This week in 1941 the mighty Avro Lancaster Bomber first flew. Cost approx £50,000, 7377 built, 3249 lost in action,156,000 sorties, 618,378 tonnes of bombs dropped, operated by approx 50 squadrons and just two left flying today. Today’s Roll – Navy doctor who helped… Continue Reading “January 10 – Roll of Honour”

December 11 – Roll of Honour

11 December 1942 – De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk IVs of 105 Squadron at RAF Marham, Norfolk. None of the aircraft pictured survived the war, either being shot down or withdrawn due to heavy battle damage. Veterans in today’s Roll include Rebecca McCabe… Continue Reading “December 11 – Roll of Honour”

November 4 – Roll of Honour

Recruiting office in Clifton Street, Belfast during WW2. Today’s Roll includes a Campbell and Queen’s educated medic who was born in Damascus, a rifleman from Upperlands serving with New Zealand Army and a Royal Canadian Air Force Sergeant from Belfast who died over Serbia… Continue Reading “November 4 – Roll of Honour”

November 2 – Roll of Honour

After a period of intense action in WW2, Lt. Henry Walmsley was hitching a lift from Malta to the UK in the submarine Tetrarch when it was lost. Also in today’s roll, a WW1 QUB medic from New Zealand awarded MC and Bar, and… Continue Reading “November 2 – Roll of Honour”

September 25 – Roll of Honour

Parachute Regiment colours at Osterbeek 75th anniversary remembrance service. 33 men are remembered on today’s Roll. They include a Banbridge man who was one of the first to enlist with the North Irish Horse who were in France from 20 August 1914, also an… Continue Reading “September 25 – Roll of Honour”

September 22 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll includes two medical officers who had been members of the Training Corps at Queen’s University, two men who served with Canadian forces, and two men born in Randalstown.