By the age of 22 a young Belfast RAF officer educated at Methody and Queen’s had been decorated three times for his service with Bomber Command. This is the anniversary of his death over Germany. Six of the twelve on today’s roll are infanteers… Continue Reading “September 6 – 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… Continue Reading “September 5 – Roll of Honour”
RAF crest and eagle above the gateway portico and the Per Ardua ad Astra Star above the central tower at the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey – a memorial dedicated to some 20,456 men and women from air forces of the British Empire… Continue Reading “Armagh air crewman amongst first fatalities of RAF in WW2”
The Edinburgh Tattoo. In today’s Roll – John Bill the Queen’s medical student who died as an infantry officer at the Battle of Langemarck (Third Ypres) and five RAF aircrew from WW2 are amongst 17 remembered with honour today.
Wing Commander Anthony Desmond Joseph Lovell was a decorated ace who served in the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain and throughout the war. He died on 17/08/1945 only three days after the surrender of Japan.
Robert Turkington from Lurgan is amongst the foremost fighter pilots in WW2 from Northern Ireland.
An WW1 Army nurse from Coagh died on this day in Italy in WW1 and two aircrew from Belfast died over Bucharest in WW2