Armagh survivor of Anzio sinking

Albert Kirkpatrick was in HMS Spartan when it was sunk in the Anzio operations on 29/01/1944. Read More

19 Jan 1944 – A counter attack in Italy

On this day the 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles (2 LIR) of 38 (Irish) Brigade were at Montenero
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Belfast Wren’s fatal voyage from South Africa to Sri Lanka

Nineteen year old Ethel Margaret Hunter was aboard SS Khedive Ismail in February 1944. Read More

Service personnel and relatives killed during the Belfast Blitz

The blitzes of Belfast impacted on the service community in different ways. Individual service men were killed. The families of those serving elsewhere obviously were in great danger. At least one serviceman’s family was completely lost.Combined services Read More

Belfast gunners died defending London in Blitz

After serving in Europe and at Dunkirk the 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, was deployed to defend the capital and CoventryArmt crest Read More

NI links with costliest event in Royal New Zealand Navy’s history

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Seven men from Northern Ireland lost their lives in HMS Neptune. They were from Belfast, Bangor, Larne, Limavady, Portadown and Cullion in County Tyrone.

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World War 2 Life stories – 4

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Coleraine Inst rowing brothers died on active service – HMS Caroline officer was present at the surrender of the Japanese navy in Tokyo Bay – RAF from NI commemorated on Singapore Memorial

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