Ballyclare, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

Between 1942-1944, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim hosted American troops. The area was also used by the British Army's Royal Engineers during the Second World War.


Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

American Forces

The following American forces were based in the Co. Antrim town between 1942 and 1944. If you have more information on exact bases, please get in touch.

Start DateEnd DateUnit
1942Engineer Supply Depot
12th May 19427th January 1943397th Engineer Depot Company
2nd March 19425th August 1942467th Engineer Maintenance Company
16th April 194429th April 1944229th Chemical Base Depot Company

Royal Engineers training near Ballyclare, Co. Antrim

On 28th October 1942, 82nd Chemical Warfare Company, 6th Chemical Warfare Group, Royal Engineers conducted a weapon firing demonstration. Photographs from the Imperial War Museum give the location as near Ballyclare, Co. Antrim. Item "H 24994" gives a more precise location of Shillanavogy Road, which is north of Glenwherry, Co. Antrim.