In Arctic waters – Part 3 – The Murmansk run

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Northern Ireland’s service in the Russian convoys – Lisburn and Bangor men survived loss of HMS Edinburgh; four NI men in ill-fated HMS Lapwing; Dungannon medic and artic explorer developed kit for Arctic convoys; PQ 17 and other notable convoys. Read More

In Arctic waters – Part 4 – Roll of Honour

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These served in the Battle of Narvik and the Russian convoys. Read More

SAS men from Northern Ireland executed by the Gestapo

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Men from Cookstown, Moira and Randalstown who dropped behind lines after Normandy were executed by order of Hitler. Read More

The raid on Zeebrugge

A son of the first Lord Mayor of Belfast was decorated for action in raid on Zeebrugge. His sons became the chairmen of Belfast News Letter and UTV.

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Daddy Steele – the NI General who mobilised the Army for WW2

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General Sir James Stuart Steele, Inst and Queen’s OTC, served in both world wars and in 1939 his hand signed the mobilisation order for GB forces. Read More

Donaghadee air ace downed 18 enemy planes in WW2


During the war Desmond Hughes, Campbell College, Belfast, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, downed 19 enemy aircraft. He later supervised the Prince of Wales’s flying training. Read More

HMS Hawke – Northern Ireland’s greatest naval loss of life in WW1

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Men from all areas and social backgrounds perished. Read More