Today’s Roll includes infantry, artillery, an RN bomb disposal operative and aircrew. Their remains rest in France, Cyprus, Gallipoli, Gibraltar and Canada. As on most dates, several have no grave and are remembered on memorials.
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” — Winston Churchill’s offers his famous tribute to the RAF on this day in 1940. Today’s Roll of 14 names includes an account of a pilot from…
Three from Northern Ireland who enlisted in Canada and seven from the Royal Navy including one from HMS Caroline are among the 15 remembered on this day which is the anniversary of the WW2 raid on Dieppe.
The Edinburgh Tattoo. In today’s Roll – John Bill the Queen’s medical student who died as an infantry officer at the Battle of Langemarck (Third Ypres) and five RAF aircrew from WW2 are amongst 17 remembered with honour today.
HRH The Princess Royal – Royal Patron of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission A QUB medic from Belfast who won the MC and was MID five times in WW1; a Royal Ulster Rifles officer from Newcastle who won the MC and…
Red Arrows over Ottawa. Today’s Roll reflects the costs at the Battle of Langemarck in 1917. There are several accounts which highlight the quality of the young men who served their country and the cause of freedom in both World Wars.
The National Arboretum – Today’s Roll reflects the cost of the ill-conceived Gallipoli campaign. Five of the eleven recalled today died there. One was killed in action eight days after landing with his battalion at Sulva Bay.