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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 the battalion near Portsmouth in the run-up to D-Day.

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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 Bridge at Benouville – later re-named ‘Pegasus Bridge’

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