By Scott Edgar
2nd March 2022
On 2nd March 1942, the second contingent of U.S. Army troops arrived at Belfast Docks in Northern Ireland joining those who arrived some weeks earlier.
5th July 2021
Oscar, a little black and white cat, survived the sinking of Bismarck, H.M.S. Cossack, and H.M.S. Ark Royal before finding fame in a sailors' home in Ulster.
29th March 2021
At around 0400hrs on 29th March 1943, Bristol Beaufort AW277 came down on Colin Mountain, Co. Antrim killing 4 crew members of No. 5 O.T.U.
20th February 2021
On 20th February 1943, the people of Belfast commemorated "Red Army Day" with a large military parade through the city attended by dignitaries.
12th January 2021
On the night of 12th-13th January 1945, De Havilland Mosquito NS996 in heavy cloud crashed into the southern slopes of Slieve Commedagh, Co. Down.
16th December 2020
Rescued from the breaker's yard in 1939, H.M.S. Dunluce Castle served in many roles including a mail sorting dept allowing sailors to write home for Christmas.
23rd November 2020
On 23rd November 1943, Brigadier George Stephen Brunskill presented the Mitchell-Hill Cup awarded to soldiers for gardening in Northern Ireland.
13th October 2020
In the aftermath of The Docks Raid, Belfast realised it had a fortunate escape, in which 13 civilians died as a result of the enemy action.
The build up to The Docks Raid may date back to the Fall of France in June 1940 when the city fell within range of the Luftwaffe Bombers.