August 12 – Roll of Honour

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The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Remembering 12 today including 2 lost in HMS Indomitable, and 2 Irish infantry in Sicily 1943, with an account of Leading Aircraftsman Gerald McElrea from Antrim who was serving in Gosport with 930 Balloon Squadron when the site received a direct hit by a large bomb. Continue reading

August 7 – Roll of Honour

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Becklingen War Cemetery was chosen for its position on a hillside overlooking Luneburg Heath, where, on 4 May 1945, Field-Marshal Montgomery accepted the German surrender from Admiral Doenitz. Most of those buried here died during the last two months of the war. The war graves of the fallen remembered today are in England, Belgium, Gallipoli, Hong Kong, and Malta.
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August 5 – Roll of Honour

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The war graves of two who fell on this day are in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy. They are from the Royal Ulster Rifles and Royal Irish Fusiliers. We also remember today a Dungannon man serving with the Canadian Regiment, an RAF Japanese POW from Ballymena and a Chaplain killed following the Normandy landings.
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