Tag: Bomber Command

June 28 – Belfast Squadron Leader flew 87 operations, 25 over Berlin. Roll of Honour

Five die this day at Gallipoli in 1915, three are Inniskillings from Derry, Coleraine, and Cookstown. Eight RAF named from WW2 died over Burma, France, and Italy. Today’s Veteran – an RN Medic washed overboard in WW1 served in army WW2 and later became…

June 04 – Ballymena RAF brothers in arms. Roll of Honour

In WW1 three Navy men in an infantry role who died at Gallipoli are recalled today. In 1917 William Andrews with links to Dungannon and Ballymena is killed in an RFC plane crash. Two Ballymena brothers in the RAF are remembered. One was lost…

May 30 – Roll of Honour. Coastal Command ace honoured by RAF

In May 2020 a new Poseidon aircraft is named for Ulsterman Terence Bulloch, the top U-boat hunter of WW2. Dunkirk fatalities continue including Patrick Hill of Limavady whose remains rest in Dunkirk Town Cemetery. The first 1,000 bomber raid occurs in 1942. Two naval…

September 6 – Roll of Honour

By the age of 22 a young Belfast RAF officer educated at Methody and Queen’s had been decorated three times for his service with Bomber Command. This is the anniversary of his death over Germany. Six of the twelve on today’s roll are infanteers…

Armagh air crewman amongst first fatalities of RAF in WW2

RAF crest and eagle above the gateway portico and the Per Ardua ad Astra Star above the central tower at the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey – a memorial dedicated to some 20,456 men and women from air forces of the British Empire…

July 29 – Roll of Honour

St Sever Cemetery in Rouen.

July 7 – On this day

The major events on this day

May 30 – Downpatrick air gunner was on first 1,000 bomber raid

Over 30 operations, shot down and became POW. Marched across Germany he was repatriated in 1945