Men from NI were in HMS Glorious sunk by gunfire off Narvik. Photo – The graves of several Royal Ulster Riflemen from conflict after D Day are in War Cemetery at Bayeux, Normandy.
The Battle of Messines in WW1 had the biggest bomb before the atomic bomb. Fusilier John Meeke of the unionist 36th Ulster Division was awarded the Military Medal for rescuing Major Willie Redmond of the nationalist 16th Irish Division. Now a site of the… Continue Reading “June 07 – Battle of Messines 1917. RUR on D Day +1”