Tag: Normandy

June 19 – Belfast RAF man spent year with Belgian underground. Roll of Honour

After crash landing, Belfast RAF man stayed from May 44 until liberation with Belgian underground. In 1944 two from North Irish Horse die in Assisi, Italy, and five RUR die in Normany. Officer’s tribute to Jimmy McBride, eleven years service with RUR. Photo –…

June 18 – Banker joins Gunners. Airborne D-Day Padres. Roll of Honour

George Johnston left banking in Dungannon for UK, Egypt, Italy, and Greece with the Gunners. Meet two D-Day airborne padres from Fermanagh and the Coldstream Guards Musical Director from Annalong.

June 17 – From Rifleman to RSM of RUR via Ranville, the Ardennes and Korea. Roll of Honour

From RUR airborne on D Day to Korea, the record of RSM William McConnell. In today’s Roll – The Ni men lost in Lancastria in 1940; the largest loss of life in sinking. Lisburn Medic who defied WW1 dangers

June 13 – D Day Rifleman’s campaigns. Roll of Honour

Stanley Burrowes from Lisburn saw action on the Normandy beaches, in Cambes Woods, and Denmark. Three women are in today’s Roll. One died as a VAD nurse in WW1 and a WAAF from Enniskillen died in WW2. Today’s veteran is Third Officer Hazel Dolling…

June 10 – King in D-Day speech calls nation to prayer. Roll of Honour

RUR prepares for war. A Rifleman is always a Rifleman. Patrick Clark a commando from Bessbrook. An Australian gunner from Finaghy dies as a Japanese POW. Andrew Henry RAF from Cookstown dies over D Day+ territory

June 08 – HMS Glorious lost in airstrikes off Narvik. Roll of Honour

Men from NI were in HMS Glorious sunk by gunfire off Narvik. Photo – The graves of several Royal Ulster Riflemen from conflict after D Day are in War Cemetery at Bayeux, Normandy.

July 11 – Roll of Honour

Remembering the commencement of the Battle of Britain