HMS Repulse sunk by Japanese in Force Z attempt to defend Singapore

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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. Read More

Queen’s University professor of medicine and the death of German air-ace the Red Baron

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Serving with army medics he solved a major dispute about the death of the famous and deadliest German fighter pilot, Manfred von Richthofen. Read More

HMS Hood – no match for a much younger ship – the Bismarck

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Bismarck sank HMS Hood on May 24, 1941. Eleven from Northern Ireland were among the 1412 crew lost Read More

Northern Ireland’s Generals – Ballycastle doctor who headed Army Medical Corps

He played rugby for Coleraine Inst, Trinity and Ireland, served in India, and in WW1 in Gallipoli, Egypt, France and Belgium.
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Lurgan may claim NI’s most decorated fighter ace of WW2

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Robert Turkington from Lurgan is amongst the foremost fighter pilots in WW2 from Northern Ireland. Read More

In arctic waters Part 1 – Narvik in a nutshell

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Men from Londonderry and Carrickfergus played major role in a diverse and dangerous operation. Read More

NI Bomber Command air crew remembered and honoured on Dutch islands

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38 Wellington bombers were lost in the Waddensea on the Netherlands coast. Men from Northern Ireland were amongst the crews lost. Read More

In Arctic waters – Part 2 – The loss of Glorious

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On Saturday 8th June, 1940, the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorts HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent were sunk by gunfire in a little over two hours by the German battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst.

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