January 09 – Roll of Honour

Trincomalee War Cemetery is to the north of the city in Sri Lanka which was one of the largest RN bases for the war in the Indian Ocean and Pacific. One of the headstones shown is that of a Jewish member of the RAF. Today’s Roll includes NI men lost in HMS Racoon off Ireland in 1918

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January 08 – Roll of Honour

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Four WW2 from the three services comprise the Roll today Read More

January 07 – Roll of Honour

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Within four months, on this day, the McAuley family of Ballygally lost a second son serving with RAF in WW2. A Cookstown man who returned with S African forces and survived Delville Wood died in action in WW1. Photo – Menin Gate at night Read More

January 06 – Roll of Honour

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Alex Miller from Portstewart survived the sinking of HMS Majestic in the Dardanelles. Before the War, he was a pilot of Coleraine Harbour Company. He was drowned off Portstewart on 6 January 1923 while working as a pilot. Named on Parish War Memorial. Read More

January 05 – Roll of Honour

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Today’s Roll records one of the greatest war crimes. Signalman David Millar from Stewartstown was executed in 1945 as a Japanese prisoner of war. He had been taken captive in Singapore in 1942. Photo – Wolfhound Major Robert Moore, with wolfhound Brian Boru X, the mascot of the Royal Irish Regiment, pictured on the Giant’s Causeway

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January 04 – Roll of Honour

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Moving accounts of the wartime funeral of a young RAF man from Lurgan and the death of 6 Skins Adjutant caused by an air attack on a car he was in, form part of today’s Roll of Remembrance. Photo – Goat Major Fusilier Matthew Owen of 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh with Llywelyn, the regimental goat. Queen Victoria presented the first official goat in 1844. Read More

January 03 – Roll of Honour

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RSM Paul Dockrell of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, with Zephyr, a female bald eagle adopted by the Army Air Corps at their HQ in Middle Wallop, Hampshire, as its first mascot in 2011. In today’s Roll of Honour a Belfast submariner lost in 1918, a Derry seaman who was at Jutland and survived the war, and the RN Officer who recovered the Enigma machine. Read More