Tag: April 23

April 23 – Roll of Honour

Ranville war cemetery – the resting place of many from Northern Ireland and especially the D-Day airborne battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles. In today’s roll, there are representatives from some of the more notable battles of both wars. Ypres in WW1. The Raid… Continue Reading “April 23 – Roll of Honour”

April 23 – DSO for Belfast RN officer in Zeebrugge Raid

12 Men from Northern Ireland are known to have taken part in the raid. Lieutenant Oscar Henderson was awarded a DSO for his actions at Zeebrugge. After his naval service, he was appointed Private Secretary to the Duke of Abercorn, the first Governor of… Continue Reading “April 23 – DSO for Belfast RN officer in Zeebrugge Raid”