Ballycastle, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

On 18th October 1943, Avro Anson N5372 came down on the high ground of Knocklayd Mountain near the quiet north-coast town of Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.

Ballycastle

Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

Avro Anson N5372 crash in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

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18th October 2016

On 18th October 1943, Avro Anson N5372 crashed near Ballycastle, killing 3, after many factors contributed to it striking high ground at Knocklayd Mountain.

Victory over Japan: V.J. Day celebrations in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

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15th August 2019

Flags of the Allied nations flew from almost every household in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim as the area celebrated V.J. Day on 15th August 1945.