After crash landing, Belfast RAF man stayed from May 44 until liberation with Belgian underground. In 1944 two from North Irish Horse die in Assisi, Italy, and five RUR die in Normany. Officer’s tribute to Jimmy McBride, eleven years service with RUR. Photo –…
George Johnston left banking in Dungannon for UK, Egypt, Italy, and Greece with the Gunners. Meet two D-Day airborne padres from Fermanagh and the Coldstream Guards Musical Director from Annalong.
From RUR airborne on D Day to Korea, the record of RSM William McConnell. In today’s Roll – The Ni men lost in Lancastria in 1940; the largest loss of life in sinking. Lisburn Medic who defied WW1 dangers
RUR prepares for war. A Rifleman is always a Rifleman. Patrick Clark a commando from Bessbrook. An Australian gunner from Finaghy dies as a Japanese POW. Andrew Henry RAF from Cookstown dies over D Day+ territory
Remembering Wm Tyrell a 19-year-old WW1 air ace; WW2 – Belfast Gunners at Dunkirk; RUR on D Day +3
Men from NI were in HMS Glorious sunk by gunfire off Narvik. Photo – The graves of several Royal Ulster Riflemen from conflict after D Day are in War Cemetery at Bayeux, Normandy.
Bala Bredin’s recollections; How 338,000 Allied troops were saved in ‘miracle of deliverance’; 40 Facts about Dunkirk; The Dunkirk Memorial
Memorial to those who fought at Guillemont and Ginchy and to all Irishmen who gave their lives in WW1. The records of seven who died on this day – three of the RUR in Normandy.