The War Memorial. The origin, duties and customs of the Queen’s University Belfast Services Club. The foundation of the University Officers Training Corps. The Book of Remembrance
Recalling those from Northern Ireland who served the cause of freedom and democracy.
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The Northern Ireland contribution to HM submarines in World War II is most remarkable. It includes bravery to the utmost – a Victoria Cross awarded to James Magennis – the tactical experience and analysis of submarine warfare by Arthur Hezlett, the youngest admiral appointed – as well as at least 27 men who died in […]
The Inniskilling Fusiliers raised 13 Battalions and was awarded 46 Battle Honours and 8 Victoria Crosses, losing 5,890 men during the course of the war. Insights from Londonderry, Dungannon, Limavady and Queen’s University Training Corps. Plus outline service records of each battalion.
One of his first operations was in the Vickers Wellington F for Freddie, which featured in a 1941 film. Jim Malley admitted he always felt afraid on operations.
14 men from Northern Ireland were amongst the 436 who died when HMS Repulse was sunk as part of Force Z in the defence of Singapore on 10/12/1941. Others were to die whilst prisoners of war of Japan.
Serving with army medics he solved a major dispute about the death of the famous and deadliest German fighter pilot, Manfred von Richthofen.
Bismarck sank HMS Hood on May 24, 1941. Eleven from Northern Ireland were among the 1412 crew lost