Tag: HMS Caroline

September 2 – HMS Caroline officer saw Japanese surrender. NIH officer wins VC. Roll of Honour

OTD in 1945 Japan unconditionally surrenders to the Allies. John Robinson, HMS Caroline officer, was present in Tokyo Bay. In WW1 North Irish Horse officer wins VC. James Brown from Cairncastle returned with New Zealand Forces. Alan Campbell from Ballycastle is honoured at the… Continue Reading “September 2 – HMS Caroline officer saw Japanese surrender. NIH officer wins VC. Roll of Honour”

August 31 – Caroline WRNS sang soprano and tuned depth charges. Roll of Honour

Remembering on her birthday Rebecca McCabe of HMS Caroline. In WW2 she sang soprano and tuned depth charges. Samuel McGuigan served with Canadian infantry and returned home to Ballyclare where he died of wounds in 1918. Four aircrew from WW2 are remembered in Miami,… Continue Reading “August 31 – Caroline WRNS sang soprano and tuned depth charges. Roll of Honour”

August 26 – Jimmy Hughes, Gunner and RBL stalwart. Belfast surgeon’s son won VC. Roll of Honour

Remembered today – George Wheeler WW1 VC and 14 men who died in Europe in WW1. In WW2, three Gunners from Ballymena died in Egypt and four RAF aircrew including. Two veterans from HMS Caroline, Helen McGregor, and “Bodo” Taggart of the well-known firm… Continue Reading “August 26 – Jimmy Hughes, Gunner and RBL stalwart. Belfast surgeon’s son won VC. Roll of Honour”

July 20 – Remembering Belgian allies. Roll of honour

Ni links with Belgium. Pointer survived Japanese camps and brought solace to deceased prisoners’ families. In Roll – Templepatrick man died with the Chinese Labour Corps in WW1. Decorated HMS Caroline reservist lost in HMS Isis off Normandy WW2. RAF casualties from Ballyclare and… Continue Reading “July 20 – Remembering Belgian allies. Roll of honour”

April 30 – Roll of Honour

A Belfast Naval Reservist from HMS Caroline was lost when HMS Bittern was sunk in 1940 battle for Norway. Dallas Boyce from Portstewart died with RAF in Iceland in 1942. Today’s veteran is one of the most notable WW1 medical consultants, Sir Almoth Edward… Continue Reading “April 30 – Roll of Honour”

December 26 – Roll of Honour

A Naval Reserve officer from HMS Caroline, who was a member of Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club, and a well known Belfast shipping company, was lost when his craft hit a mine on Boxing Day 1940.