Coleraine Inst rowing brothers died on active service – HMS Caroline officer was present at the surrender of the Japanese navy in Tokyo Bay – RAF from NI commemorated on Singapore Memorial
Category: RAF WW2
Ballymena Military Policeman had prior skills for seagoing and jungle warfare – Ballyclare brothers in tanks of the Irish Guards in heart-breaking incident at Arnhem – Belfast airman who stayed at large in Belgium after being shot down
Fleet Air Arm pilot from Fermanagh fought with RAF in Battle of Britain – North Antrim Marine five years a POW was RBL stalwart – Carrickfergus and Larne aircrew died together over Burma
– Church bell ringer awarded DSM for his part in naval action – WW2 veteran enabled The Ports to do the double – Armagh man amongst first fatalities of RAF
Their graves are close by those of three RAF aircrew awarded the Victoria Cross
The night of 30/31st March 1944 was the worst in RAF history. 106 aircrew were lost.
An Air Gunner whose wife lived in Newtownards died serving with one of the better known RAF poets