Category: RAF RFC WW1

June 04 – Ballymena RAF brothers in arms. Roll of Honour

In WW1 three Navy men in an infantry role who died at Gallipoli are recalled today. In 1917 William Andrews with links to Dungannon and Ballymena is killed in an RFC plane crash. Two Ballymena brothers in the RAF are remembered. One was lost…

May 20 – Roll of Honour and the Runnymede Memorial

On VE Day 2020 the iconic RAF Red Arrows undertake a flypast over the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey where men and women who served in the RAF in WW2 and who have no known grave are remembered. Roland Bradley, NIH and RFC, was one…

March 31 – Roll of Honour

Aircrew from Northern Ireland were lost in a raid on Nuremberg, Germany, on the night of 30/31st March 1944 which was the RAF’s worst night in WW2. James Donnelly from Ballintoy was possibly the last member of the Royal Flying Corps to be killed…

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.