3 – The third in a series about NI people on D Day. Andrew Adams from Killyleagh was in HMS Pink (below) anchored off Normandy to provide aerial cover for the soldiers storming the beaches but had to contend with German bombers flying overhead.
1 – William Cooke – Eight crossings to D Day beaches by Tandragee sailor. The first in a series about NI service people.
Representing their comrades who died on this day
Hood and Armagh link to origin of penalty kick. RH & OTD Continue reading “MAY 24 – HMS Hood sank by Bismarck 14 NI fatalities”
RH for HMS Gloucester & Fiji. On this day Hitler and Mussolini form Axis pact Continue reading “May 22 – Fatalities as NI Sailors face German dive bombers at invasion of Crete”
Read here about his skill and humanity. Plus RH and in OTD, Hell fire corner on the Menin road. Continue reading “May 11 – Top U boat hunter was RN Reservist from Derry”
Ulster Division review in Belfast 1915. Blitz on Houses of Parliament. Churchill becomes PM 1940. RH Continue reading “May 10 – U boats surrender 1945”