On St. Patrick's Day, 17th March 1942, Brigadier P.H. Hansen V.C. presented sprigs of shamrock to members of 31st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles in Belfast.
On St. Patrick's Day, 17th March 1943, the wife of Lieutenant Colonel R.A. Heard M.C. presented shamrocks to recruits at 25th Infantry Training Centre in Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
On St. Patrick's Day, 17th March 1944, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers enjoyed a- brief rest with an extra ration of meat and tot of rum in Anzio.