British Troops training in 1941
On 9th September 1941, soldiers from 4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, 148th Independent Infantry Brigade took part in a tactical training exercise crossing the River Maine outside Ballymena, Co. Antrim.
Valentine Tanks and British Troops
Soldiers of 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers and North Irish Horse Valentine Tanks on an exercise in Ballymena, Co. Antrim and the surrounding countryside on 19th September 1941.
The following American forces were based in the Co. Antrim town between 1943 and 1944. If you have more information on exact bases, please get in touch.
|Start Date||End Date||Units|
|1942||14th Ordnance Company (Medium Maintenance) (VCorps).|
|1943||Headquarters, 34th Infantry Division.|
|19th November 1943||12th March 1944||Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 307th Quartermaster Sterilization Battalion.|
|23rd November 1943||Quartermaster Depot Q-111BA|
|7th December 1943||10th March 1944||577th Army Postal Unit.|
|22nd December 1943||25th May 1944||68th Station Hospital (250 Beds).|
|3rd April 1944||2nd June 1944||285th Military Police Company (Post, Camp or Station).|
|12th April 1944||8th May 1944||54th Finance Disbursing Section.|
Places of Interest
The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.