Honouring a Dunkirk Hero
V.A. McKitterick, Dispatch Rider, Royal Corps of Signals, who escaped from Dunkirk by swimming a mile and a half to a Destroyer, has been presented with a New Testament and gifts of money and cigarettes from the pupils and ex-pupils of Shane’s castle P.E.S., Randalstown and their friends.
Northern Whig, Friday 28th June 1940.
Soldiers as farmers in 1942
On 8th October 1942, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge photographed soldiers at work as they cultivated a 10-acre crop of corn and stooked oats near Ballygrooby Lodge, Shane's Castle, Randalstown, Co. Antrim.