Tag: Arnhem

September 26 – Roll of Honour

On This Day in 1944, The Battle of Arnhem ends in Allied defeat with more than 8,000 British and Polish soldiers killed or captured. James Cameron from Carrickfergus died on this date as the result of wounds received during the Battle. He had served…

September 23 – Roll of Honour

Remembrance at Osterbeek. Today’s Roll includes Wilhelmina Charley from Dunmurry, a VAD, in the UVF hospital in Belfast and later in Salonica and Italy; a Belfast lawyer, a Gunner turned glider pilot, who flew glider on D-Day (Wave 3) and died at Arnhem; and…

September 17 – Archbishop who was airborne at Arnhem

1974 – President and Mrs Childers with Most Rev Alan Buchanan, Archbishop of Dublin, and Fr PJ Murphy. Alan Buchanan was a Church of Ireland cleric who served as a chaplain in Italy and in Operation Market Garden.

September 17 – Roll of Honour

Today is the anniversary of two costly events in WW2. In 1939 the air carrier Courageous was lost and in 1944 Operation Market Garden began. The allies failed attempt to gain a foothold over the River Rhine into Germany from the Netherlands.