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