Men from Londonderry and Carrickfergus played major role in a diverse and dangerous operation.
On Saturday 8th June, 1940, the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorts HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent were sunk by gunfire in a little over two hours by the German battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst.
Northern Ireland’s service in the Russian convoys – Lisburn and Bangor men survived loss of HMS Edinburgh; four NI men in ill-fated HMS Lapwing; Dungannon medic and artic explorer developed kit for Arctic convoys; PQ 17 and other notable convoys.
These served in the Battle of Narvik and the Russian convoys.
The exploits of Michael Torrens-Spence DSO DSC DFC, and an Honour Roll of Fleet Air Arm personnel from NI.
The Courageous was sunk in the North Atlantic by the German U-29 on 17 September 1939.