Wartime forces in Northern Ireland

Throughout the course of the Second World War, forces from Great Britain, the United States of America, and other Allied nations came to Northern Ireland.

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Belgian Army in Northern Ireland

In 1945, as the Second World War drew to an end, elements of a new Belgian Army arrived in Ulster. They reformed and retrained throughout Northern Ireland.

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British Army in Northern Ireland

World War Two began on 3rd September 1939. By October that year, the first waves of British Army infantry troops had begun to arrive in Northern Ireland.

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Royal Australian Air Force in Northern Ireland

During World War Two, many Royal Australian Air Force personnel served in Royal Air Force Squadrons at bases and airfields throughout Northern Ireland.

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United States Army in Northern Ireland

The first troops of the United States Army to enter the European Theatre of Operations landed at Dufferin Dock, Belfast, Co. Antrim on 26th January 1942.