Tag: RFC

July 11 – Guitar symbol of friendship between NI Battle of Britain pilots. Roll of Honour

A guitar became a memorial of friendship between NI pilots Noel Corry, Sydney Ireland, George Calwell, and their colleagues. A Belfast school had seven former pupils in “The Few”. Hayden Floyd, a doctor’s son from Kilkeel died with the Royal Flying Corps in WW1.… Continue Reading “July 11 – Guitar symbol of friendship between NI Battle of Britain pilots. Roll of Honour”

June 09 – Tandragee sailor’s six crossings to D Day beaches. Roll of Honour

Remembering Wm Tyrell a 19-year-old WW1 air ace; WW2 – Belfast Gunners at Dunkirk; RUR on D Day +3

May 28 – Roll of Honour. Dunkirk evacuations day 2

Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery near Dunkirk was created after WW1. Two further plots of 138 burials were added to the cemetery in WW2 all dating from May and June 1940. Most of today’s Roll is of men who took part in that costly… Continue Reading “May 28 – Roll of Honour. Dunkirk evacuations day 2”

April 13 – Roll of Honour and Foundation of Royal Flying Corps

On this day in 1912, The Royal Flying Corps is founded. By the end of the year, it will have a fleet of 12 balloons and 36 aircraft. A former sergeant of the North Irish Horse from Antrim, and a former Inniskillings officer from… Continue Reading “April 13 – Roll of Honour and Foundation of Royal Flying Corps”

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”