Category: Tri-service

September 7 – Roll of Honour

Photo – 23rd Battery of the 8th Belfast Regiment, Royal Artillery which served in Europe, UK, and Burma.

September 5 – Roll of Honour

The Roll today reflects the loss of HMS Pathfinder, the first RN warship to be sunk by a locomotive torpedo from a German U boat; the service given by two WW1 nurses who died in the course of their duty, and two members of…

September 3 – Roll of Honour

Today is the anniversary of the start of WW2. Following today’s Roll is a short article based on a Lisburn newspaper report of an old soldier who had seen action against the Dervishes and the Boers, re-enlisting and being deployed in the Dardanelles where…

September 2 – Roll of Honour

13 records form today’s Roll. Three of the six men who died on this day in 1918 were serving with colonial regiments. Four RAF WW2 fatalities are recorded. Photo – of a portrait of Lt Col HEN Bredin DSO, MC, OC 2 London Irish…

September 1 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll includes the first casualty of the North Irish Horse in WW1 and a Royal Marines officer who became a specialist in anaesthetics after WW2. Photo – Douglas DC10 at Gibraltar during WW2 silhouetted against anti-aircraft searchlights.

August 31 – Roll of Honour

Anti-aircraft searchlights at Gibraltar WW2. Sir John Campbell, an outstanding medical professional from Queen’s University, who headed a major WW1 hospital in France is one of eight remembered in today’s Roll.

August 30 – Roll of Honour

Red Arrows over Niagra. Remembered today with five others is Jack Sayers, former Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, a RN reservist who survived a sinking and later served in Churchill’s map room maintaining daily updates of WW2 forces’ deployments. The PM referred to him…