Tag: Bismarck

May 27 – Roll of Honour. Dunkirk evacuations day one

On this day: The first day of evacuations from Dunkirk in 1940. The sinking of the Bismarck in 1941. Two ships lost in 1915 – one off Gallipoli and one in the Medway, Kent, when armaments exploded. Men from NI involved in each action… Continue Reading “May 27 – Roll of Honour. Dunkirk evacuations day one”

May 26 – Roll of Honour. Dunkirk. Bismarck

The Roll today reflects the battles around Dunkirk in 1940. Among the fallen are men from Coleraine, Dollingstown, Doagh, Enniskillen, and Londonderry serving with the Royal Artillery, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Seaforth Highlanders, and the Leicestershire Regiment. In 1941 Swordfish Torpedo-bombers from the Ark Royal… Continue Reading “May 26 – Roll of Honour. Dunkirk. Bismarck”