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… Continue Reading “September 26 – 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… Continue Reading “September 25 – 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.
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
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.
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.
Courcelette Cemetery. Today’s Roll includes a former surgeon at the Mater Hospital, Belfast who died of wounds received in the Dardanelles, a Petty Officer Stoker from the Shankill Road who served in the Iron Duke at Jutland and a naval surgeon from Islandmagee who… Continue Reading “September 16 – Roll of Honour”
On this day in 1940, nearly 1,500 aircraft were in the skies over Britain, as the Luftwaffe attacked London. It is regarded as the climax of the Battle of Britain when the tide begins to turn as the Royal Air Force repulses a major… Continue Reading “September 15 – Roll of Honour”