Tag: RBAI

July 11 – Battle of Britain – Pilots from RBAI

  Of the 2917 pilots who were awarded the Battle of Britain clasp for having flown at least one authorised sortie with an eligible unit of RAF Fighter Command during the relevant period 10 July to 31 October 1940, at least 25 were from…

July 1 – Stories of the Somme 1 – Inst

There was not an aspect of society in Northern Ireland upon which the Battle of the Somme did not impact. 15 Instonians, former pupils of Belfast city-centre school, the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme….

June 20 – Brothers in arms – Tyrells of Belfast and Bangor – WW1

Two brothers from Belfast were amongst the select group of airmen who died in the First World War. Alexander (above) and Marcus Tyrrell were educated at Inst.

June 17 – Veteran focus

Thomas George Buchanan, RAMC officer from Lisburn served in Gaza, Palestine, and Egypt

June 16 – Northern Ireland at D Day.

10. The lawyer and policeman who were in naval forces on the day