Sunnylands Camp, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

On 19th June 1942, the Sunnylands Camp in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim went down in history as the site of the formation of the U.S. Army's 1st Ranger Battalion.

U.S. and British Army Cooks

On 2nd February 1942, War Office photographer Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge visited Sunnylands Camp at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. There, members of 1/5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment were handing over to 63rd Signal Battalion of the U.S. Army.

John G. Winant visits Carrickfergus

United States Ambassador for Britain Mr. John G. Winant accompanied by Major General J.E. Chaney, Major-General Russell P. Hartle, Captain K.I. Grimes (Medical Detachment, 63rd Signal Battalion), and Lieutenant L.A. Keisler (Adjutant, 63rd Signal Battalion) visiting a dispensary at Sunnylands Camp, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim on 18th February 1942.

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