18th February in wartime Northern Ireland

On 18th February 1941, H.M.S. Scimitar was spotted off the coast of Northern Ireland. The following year saw the visit of U.S. Ambassador Mr. John G. Winant.

H.M.S. Scimitar photographed by the Belfast Telegraph

On 18th February 1941, a Belfast Telegraph photographer spotted H.M.S. Scimitar (H-21) on escort duty off the coast of Northern Ireland in the North Atlantic.

John G. Winant visits Northern Ireland

United States Ambassador for Britain Mr. John G. Winant accompanied by Major General J.E. Chaney, Major-General Russell P. Hartle, Captain K.I. Grimes (Medical Detachment, 63rd Signal Battalion), and Lieutenant L.A. Keisler (Adjutant, 63rd Signal Battalion) visiting a dispensary at Sunnylands Camp, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim on 18th February 1942.

Lancashire lads toughening up in 1943

On 18th February 1943, 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers underwent 'toughening up' around Newry, Co. Down as part of 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division.

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