September 10 – Roll of Honour

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Today is the anniversary of the sinking in WW2 of HMS Abdiel with the loss of three men from NI. Also recorded amongst our veterans remembered today is the WRNS officer from Ballycastle (photo above) who had to resign her commission as she outranked her new husband. Today was their wedding anniversary. Continue reading

September 9 – Belfast lawyer was outstanding MTB Flotilla Commander

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George Lennox Cotton began his Solicitor’s Apprenticeship in Belfast before the Second World War. During the War he served with distinction in the Royal Navy and was awarded the DSC in 1942. He commanded the 50th MTB Flotilla. He was wounded during battle with E boats.

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