Castlerock CPO survived two sinkings and Japanese POW camp

The remarkable story of George Thompson who was in HMS Exeter when sunk in Battle of Java Sea. Read More

Local Newspapers and the Great War – 4

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Reports from June to August 1918 which are principally of fatalities from the 36th Ulster Division Read More

NI air crew honoured at Heverlee War cemetery in Belgium


Their graves are close by those of three RAF aircrew awarded the Victoria Cross Read More

NI Aircrew lost on RAF’s darkest night in Nuremburg raid


The night of 30/31st March 1944 was the worst in RAF history. 106 aircrew were lost. Read More

Larne man survived sinking of destroyer almost called HMS Larne

Tommy Shields joined the Royal Navy in 1936. His ship, HMS Gurkha – an L class destroyer – was to be the first destroyer to be sunk by air attack in the warRN Crestjpg Read More

Bob Wright – from Sandy Row to Dunkirk and Burma

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After Dunkirk he volunteered to serve in the Commandos. He served with the Special Boat Service in Norway before joining No 5 Commando in Burma in 1943 at the age of 19. Read More