Tag: Falklands

November 1 – NI links to major naval battle off Chile in WW1

The Battle of Coronel was fought on 1st November, 1914. Some 1,418 men were lost in HMS Monmouth and HMS Good Hope, the flagship of Admiral Sir Christoper Craddock. They included 24 from NI remembered at St George’s Cathedral, Falkland Islands

June 14 – On this day

In 1690 William of Orange arrived at Carrickfergus, in 1940 Germans marched into Paris, in 1944 King George I visited Normandy and in 1982 the Falkland Islands were retaken from Argentina… and much more on this day…

June 12 – On this day

In 1917 Ballymena Petty Officer transfers to army to develop tanks. In 1944 the Irish brigade is received at the Vatican. The German Atlantic U-boat fleet surrenders at the end of WW2 at Lisahally on Lough Foyle, Londonderry in 1945.