Category: Tri-service

September 26 – Roll of Honour

On This Day in 1944, The Battle of Arnhem ends in Allied defeat with more than 8,000 British and Polish soldiers killed or captured. James Cameron from Carrickfergus died on this date as the result of wounds received during the Battle. He had served…

September 25 – Roll of Honour

Parachute Regiment colours at Osterbeek 75th anniversary remembrance service. 33 men are remembered on today’s Roll. They include a Banbridge man who was one of the first to enlist with the North Irish Horse who were in France from 20 August 1914, also an…

September 24 – Roll of Honour

HRH Prince Charles at the 75th anniversary remembrance of Operation Market Garden. Today’s Roll includes one of the first RAF casualties from Coleraine, a school teacher from Newtownards whose brother was serving with US forces and an RAFVR air crew from Lurgan serving with…

September 22 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll includes two medical officers who had been members of the Training Corps at Queen’s University, two men who served with Canadian forces, and two men born in Randalstown.

September 21 – Roll of Honour

Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Italy. Men from NI served with Canadian forces in both World Wars. One from each war is remembered in today’s Roll. An infanteer from Larne is named on the Vimy Memorial. A Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Sergeant from County…

September 20 – Roll of Honour

Just another day in two world wars. A day which changed families for ever. Todays Roll recalls 17 men from all services and from all parts of NI who defended democracy and freedom. Photo – Menin Gate sunset

September 18 – Roll of Honour

Men of No 3 Plt, ‘R’ company, 1st Parachute Battalion, 1st British Airborne Division armed with Bren gun and no.4 rifles defend a large shell hole outside Arnhem, The Netherlands during Operation Market Garden, September 1944.

September 17 – Roll of Honour

Today is the anniversary of two costly events in WW2. In 1939 the air carrier Courageous was lost and in 1944 Operation Market Garden began. The allies failed attempt to gain a foothold over the River Rhine into Germany from the Netherlands.