Tag: RBAI

September 15 – Belfast school’s seven Battle of Britain pilots. Roll of Honour

On this day in 1940, nearly 1,500 aircraft were in the skies over Britain, as the Luftwaffe attacked London. It is regarded as the climax of the Battle of Britain when the tide begins to turn as the Royal Air Force repulses a major… Continue Reading “September 15 – Belfast school’s seven Battle of Britain pilots. Roll of Honour”

August 18 – Anniversary of famous poem ‘High Flight’. Roll of Honour

Three former students at RBAI (Inst) died on this day in 1917. One died in the UK from wounds at the Somme; Two fell during the Battle of Langemarck (Third Ypres). Six RAF personnel and two RN who died in WW2 are remembered. Veterans… Continue Reading “August 18 – Anniversary of famous poem ‘High Flight’. Roll of Honour”

June 20 – Buchanans, Tyrells – Brothers in arms. Roll of Honour

Brothers in arms – Buchanans of Derry; Tyrrells of Belfast. Three were to die in WW1. William Houston of Ballynure was lost in HM Submarine Umpire nine days after her commissioning in WW2. William Delaney from Ballycarry served with the New Zealand Army. Photo… Continue Reading “June 20 – Buchanans, Tyrells – Brothers in arms. Roll of Honour”

June 16 – Future lawyer and policeman on D-Day. Roll of Honour

Tom King became President of the Law Society. James Stewart gave 30 years of police service. Both were in RN on D Day. From the WW1 Roll – Edward Harvey of Royal Flying Corps is remembered in Derry. Veteran Andrew Logan from Portstewart fought… Continue Reading “June 16 – Future lawyer and policeman on D-Day. Roll of Honour”