Tag: Royal Artillery

July 24 – Belfast Searchlight Gunners hard road to Dunkirk Pt 2. Roll of Honour

Douglas Gilbert’s own story of Dunkirk with 3rd Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery. WW2 RUR fatalities in Normandy. OTD Birth of Geoffrey Bing, son of the founder of Rockport school served with Signals in WW2 and had a variable career in politics. Dedication of Menin… Continue Reading “July 24 – Belfast Searchlight Gunners hard road to Dunkirk Pt 2. Roll of Honour”

July 23 – Belfast Searchlight Gunners hard road to Dunkirk Pt 1. Roll of Honour

Commander Conway Allen from Dervock was credited with sinking three U Boats in WW2. Sydney Haire died at El Alamein two years after his brother had died flying in the Battle of Britain. This is the anniversary of the keel laying of HMS Victory… Continue Reading “July 23 – Belfast Searchlight Gunners hard road to Dunkirk Pt 1. Roll of Honour”

June 21 – DCM for Ballymena Gunner, Roll of Honour

A Ballymena Gunner was awarded the DCM in 1916. Henry McGowan from Portstewart died in WW1 serving with RMLI – Royal Marine Light Infantry. In WW2 James McAlister from Bushmills died in a submarine off Newfoundland and Thomas McLaughlin from Coleraine fell in Italy… Continue Reading “June 21 – DCM for Ballymena Gunner, 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

March 22 – Roll of Honour

Kaiserschlacht in Photos: An abandoned British camp, and British MkIV Female tank, Somme front March 1918. The WW1 Roll includes men from Belfast, Ballymena, and Derry who were lost when their ship hit a mine and the continuing cost of resisting the 1918 German… Continue Reading “March 22 – Roll of Honour”