Tag: D-Day

March 10 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll reflects the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, fought between 10 and 13 March 1915. It was the 1st Royal Irish Rifles’ first major action. In 1918 Royal Irish Fusiliers, 5th Btn. was deployed in Palestine as Jerusalem War Cemetery testifies. Today’s veteran Reginald…

June 19 – Roll of Honour

CWGC Poperinge New Military Cemetery. Remembering those who died on this day.

June 18 – Northern Ireland at D Day

12. Two of the NI Padres in Normandy – The Reverend James McMurray-Taylor served with the RUR (6th Airborne Division) and The Reverend James Douglas died serving with The Wiltshire Regiment

June 10 – Northern Ireland at D Day

5. – The fifth in a series about NI people on D Day. William James “Billy” Moore served with 2nd Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles, landing on Sword Beach on 6th June 1944 after enlisting at the age of 18.

June 9 – Northern Ireland at D Day

4. – The fourth in a series about NI people on D Day. Richard Keegan from Lurgan served with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles who were addressed by General Sir Bernard Montgomery from the bonnet of a jeep, after carrying out an inspection of…

June 7 – Northern Ireland at D Day

2 – The second in a series about NI people on D Day. Peter McCambridge of Ballymena won his DCM on the ‘Longest Day’ – but he had, in fact, dropped into Normandy in the late evening of June 5, 1944. Photo – The…

June 7 – Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this day