Tag: December 22

December 22 – The TA officer and MP mostly responsible for Caubeens

Jack Macnamara, who was killed on this day in 1944, was largely responsible for the wearing of the caubeen by the London Irish Rifles in 1937. It was later adopted by the Skins and Faughs, and the rest. Portrait is of Bala Bredin.

December 22 – Roll of Honour

William Tweed from Ballymoney was lost in 1941 when the Royal Navy Escort Carrier HMS Audacity was sunk by u-boat, killing 73 of her crew. One of the survivors was legendary pilot Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown who shot down his first German aircraft in a…