Tag: RAF

July 29 – Lurgan may claim NI’s most decorated fighter ace of WW2. Roll of Honour

Robert Turkington from Lurgan is amongst the foremost fighter pilots in WW2 from Northern Ireland. On this day in 1921 Hitler is elected leader of an obscure political party in Austria. In 1924 One of three Royal Naval Memorials was dedicated at Plymouth Hoe.… Continue Reading “July 29 – Lurgan may claim NI’s most decorated fighter ace of WW2. Roll of Honour”

April 01 – Roll of Honour

In 1918 the RAF was formed as a separate Service, independent of the British Army and the Royal Navy – the first time that any country had formed an entirely separate and independent air force. This day is also the anniversary of the founding… Continue Reading “April 01 – Roll of Honour”

March 31 – Roll of Honour

Aircrew from Northern Ireland were lost in a raid on Nuremberg, Germany, on the night of 30/31st March 1944 which was the RAF’s worst night in WW2. James Donnelly from Ballintoy was possibly the last member of the Royal Flying Corps to be killed… Continue Reading “March 31 – Roll of Honour”

August 18 – Roll of Honour

The Edinburgh Tattoo. In today’s Roll – John Bill the Queen’s medical student who died as an infantry officer at the Battle of Langemarck (Third Ypres) and five RAF aircrew from WW2 are amongst 17 remembered with honour today.