Thomas McCann joined the RAFVR in January 1939, was called up on the outbreak of war, and got his wings on his 21st birthday. Today’s veteran is Maurice Adams from Larne, Campbell, and QUB. He was one of the highest-ranking Naval medical officers to… Continue Reading “July 27 – Bangor pilot fought in Battle of Britain, Russia and Africa. Roll of Honour”
The first civic Silence for Remembrance was observed in Belfast. In 1916 a decision was made by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland to cancel the annual 12th July celebrations. Sir Crawford McCullagh, Lord Mayor 1914 – 17 requested that all businesses be suspended… Continue Reading “July 12 – Belfast first with silence of Remembrance. Roll of Honour”
A guitar became a memorial of friendship between NI pilots Noel Corry, Sydney Ireland, George Calwell, and their colleagues. A Belfast school had seven former pupils in “The Few”. Hayden Floyd, a doctor’s son from Kilkeel died with the Royal Flying Corps in WW1.… Continue Reading “July 11 – Guitar symbol of friendship between NI Battle of Britain pilots. Roll of Honour”
14 men from NI died serving as aircrew in the Battle for Britain which commenced today in 1940. A Spitfire restored. From WW1 RH – the courage of Hugh Small from Keady awarded the MC and the cost to the Newell family who lost… Continue Reading “July 10 – Ni men in the Battle of Britain. Roll of Honour”
On this day in 1940, nearly 1,500 aircraft were in the skies over Britain, as the Luftwaffe attacked London. It is regarded as the climax of the Battle of Britain when the tide begins to turn as the Royal Air Force repulses a major… Continue Reading “September 15 – Roll of Honour”
Wing Commander Anthony Desmond Joseph Lovell was a decorated ace who served in the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain and throughout the war. He died on 17/08/1945 only three days after the surrender of Japan.