Amazing accounts of five who served and a roll of honour of those from the area who served in the Royal Navy, WRNS and Royal Marines
Category: RN WW2
The men, their ships and their battles
11 from NI perished in HMS Gloucester when it was left without air cover during the German airborne invasion of Crete
The remarkable story of George Thompson who was in HMS Exeter when sunk in Battle of Java Sea.
Tommy Shields joined the Royal Navy in 1936. His ship, HMS Gurkha – an L class destroyer – was to be the first destroyer to be sunk by air attack in the war
The Northern Ireland contribution to HM submarines in World War II is most remarkable. It includes bravery to the utmost – a Victoria Cross awarded to James Magennis – the tactical experience and analysis of submarine warfare by Arthur Hezlett, the youngest admiral appointed – as well as at least 27 men who died in […]
14 men from Northern Ireland were amongst the 436 who died when HMS Repulse was sunk as part of Force Z in the defence of Singapore on 10/12/1941. Others were to die whilst prisoners of war of Japan.