Category: RAF RFC WW1

December 14 – Roll of Honour

OnThisDay 1918 George McAllan from Dungannon died serving in the RAF in WW1. His grave is in Tabi Tishwani Cemetery, Pretoria (Photo). OnThisDay 1939 the Destroyer HMS Kelly was badly damaged by a mine in the North Sea. Kelly had a brief but busy…

December 12 – Roll of Honour

In today’s Roll – A former Bangor Grammar school student and member of Queen’s OTC died serving with the Royal Flying Corps over enemy lines in 1917. Another member of the OTC serving with the RN died on this day a year later in…

November 10 – Roll of Honour

Among those remembered today, is an RIR officer awarded an MC, who had taken part in the advance on Theipval and died in aerial combat with the Royal Flying Corps, an Orangeman from Muckamore who was a WW1 POW, and Viscount Stuart from Stewartstown…

September 5 – Roll of Honour

The Roll today reflects the loss of HMS Pathfinder, the first RN warship to be sunk by a locomotive torpedo from a German U boat; the service given by two WW1 nurses who died in the course of their duty, and two members of…

August 1 – Roll of Honour

Ten who served. Two lost in a three-masted topsail schooner, a WW1 secret Q ship. RAF losses in both wars.

July 22 – Roll of Honour

This unique ‘women in steel’ sculpture in Sheffield is dedicated to those women who worked in the steel industry during the First and Second World Wars. Today’s Roll includes a minister who served as a private in the RAMC, a minister’s son who died…

June 20 – Brothers in arms – Tyrells of Belfast and Bangor – WW1

Two brothers from Belfast were amongst the select group of airmen who died in the First World War. Alexander (above) and Marcus Tyrrell were educated at Inst.