11 from NI perished in HMS Gloucester when it was left without air cover during the German airborne invasion of Crete
Recalling those from Northern Ireland who served the cause of freedom and democracy.
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It is a scenario which would defy most Holywood script writers
The remarkable story of George Thompson who was in HMS Exeter when sunk in Battle of Java Sea.
Reports from June to August 1918 which are principally of fatalities from the 36th Ulster Division
Their graves are close by those of three RAF aircrew awarded the Victoria Cross
The night of 30/31st March 1944 was the worst in RAF history. 106 aircrew were lost.
Tommy Shields joined the Royal Navy in 1936. His ship, HMS Gurkha – an L class destroyer – was to be the first destroyer to be sunk by air attack in the war