2nd January in wartime Northern Ireland

On 2nd January 1942, the Royal Engineers quarried materials around Co. Antrim. The following year saw the opening of R.A.F. Toome on the shore of Lough Neagh.

Royal Engineers in Ulster

On 2nd January 1942, elements of 853rd Quarrying Company, Royal Engineers worked at in Stoneyford and the nearby area in Co. Antrim sourcing building materials.

R.A.F. Toome / U.S.A.A.F. Station 236

On 2nd January 1943, the Royal Air Force began operations from Toome Airfield, Co. Antrim, however, the site would soon become a training ground for the U.S.A.A.F.

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