Category: Tri-service

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.

September 16 – Roll of Honour

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…

September 15 – 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…

September 13 – Roll of Honour

Amongst those remembered today is Gerald Ralph Auchinleck Darling, RNVR. Fleet Air Arm, Lieutenant-Commander. At the age of 18, he began an outstanding career in the RNVR, from 1940 to 1946, as a Fleet Air Arm pilot, later becoming Chief Test Pilot with the…

September 12 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll reflects the conflict in the air in 1942. Three RAF remembered at the Alamein Memorial. A decorated Naval officer from a well known Derry  family firm, Gunners at Singapore and others are remembered.

September 9 – Roll of Honour

La Clytte Military Cemetery. Today’s Roll records 22 who served. From Gallipoli in WW1 to a Naval Reservist who was present at the surrender of the Japanese navy in Tokyo Bay and who post-war led the Sea Cadets in major celebrations in Northern Ireland

September 8 – Roll of Honour

Royal Air Force and Irish Guards to the fore today. The Guardsman from Dungannon was a gunner operator in a Sherman tank