Tag: Singapore

February 16 – Roll of Honour

Gaza War Cemetery early this morning. 16/02/2020. Today’s Roll details eight NI men who died at the fall of Singapore, three of them were survivors from the Royal Navy ships of the ill-fated Force Z. This is the anniversary of a massacre of Australian…

February 15 – Roll of Honour

88 years after its original formation, 502 (Ulster) Squadron, RAF Reserve, reformed at Aldergrove in 2013. There is a Memorial in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, naming those from the squadron who died in WW2. Twelve names on today’s Roll reflect the variety of service…

February 14 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll contains Remembrance NI’s first entry from the battle for Singapore in 1942. Alexander Glendinning was the son of a clergyman with links to both Saintfield and Belfast. An Old Campbellian, he served with the RAFVR and is named on the Singapore Memorial.

HMS PRINCE OF WALES – December 10, 1941

On this day in 1941 the battleship HMS PRINCE OF WALES and the battlecruiser HMS REPULSE were sunk by Japanese bombers off Malaya. They were the first British capital ships lost to air attack and the last RN battleship and battlecruiser lost in action….

HMS Repulse – 10 December 1941

14 men from Northern Ireland were amongst the 436 who died when HMS REPULSE was sunk as part of Force Z in the defence of Singapore on 10/12/1941. Others were to die whilst prisoners of war of Japan.

October 2 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll includes Royal Irish Fusiliers from Belfast, Dungannon, Larne and Limavady who died resisting the last major German assault of WW1. Three men from HMS Tamar, the RN’s land base in Singapore, died due to the Japanese invasion in 1942, and on that…