17th September in wartime Northern Ireland

On 17th September 1941 and 1942, a War Office photographer captured soldiers farming in Co. Antrim and taking part in a plane recognition course in Co. Down.

Soldiers in the Flax Fields

On 17th September 1941, soldiers of 560th Battery, 90th Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery helped with the flax harvest on the farm of Mr. W.L. Young.

Aircraft Recognition Training

On 17th September 1942, Sergeants from 241st Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment instructed American military personnel on recognition of wartime aircraft before demonstrating the use of Bofors Anti-Aircraft guns at Ballykinler, Co. Down.

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