Omagh, Co Tyrone during the Second World War

During the Second World War, Princess Alexandra of Wales’ Own Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards) were among the military units based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

The Green Howards in Omagh, Co Tyrone

On 8th September 1941, The Green Howards were in Omagh, Co. Tyrone and photographer Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge was on hand to capture the training.

On 15th October 1941, England international cricketer Captain Hedley Verity accompanied Lieutenant General Franklyn inspecting a battalion of The Green Howards.

Beaufighters and Bailey Bridges

On 28th November 1942, British forces near Omagh, Co. Tyrone carried out an exercise salvaging a Bristol Beaufighter on a pair of Bailey Bridges on the Strule.

Wearing of the Green in 1943

On St. Patrick's Day, 17th March 1943, the wife of Lieutenant Colonel R.A. Heard M.C. presented shamrocks to recruits at 25th Infantry Training Centre in Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

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