Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler, Co. Down

Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler, Co. Down was a military base used for training of British and American forces during the Second World War.

Presentation of the Shamrock

On 12th March 1941, the traditional presentation of the shamrock to a battalion of Royal Irish Fusiliers took place at Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler, Co. Down.

A royal inspection in 1941

On 22nd April 1941, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester and senior military officers watched soldiers training and inspected battalions at Ballykinler, Co. Down.

Motorcycle Training

On 6th December 1941, 59th (Staffordshire) Reconnaissance Regiment undertook motorcycle training on the terrain of the sandhills at Ballykinler, Co. Down.

Anti-Aircraft Gunnery

On 11th March 1942, Anti-Aircraft Gun training took place at Ballykinler, Co. Down. Members of the A.T.S. recorded the results of the Royal Artillery testing.

Aircraft Recognition Training

On 17th September 1942, Sergeants from 241st Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment instructed American military personnel on recognition of wartime aircraft before demonstrating the use of Bofors Anti-Aircraft guns at Ballykinler, Co. Down.

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