Locations

Map showing Bridge Street, Banbridge, Co. Down

Bridge Street, Banbridge, Co. Down

Banbridge , Co. Down

On 8th May 1945, 4th (Steenstraete) Infantry Brigade marched along Bridge Street, Banbridge, Co. Down as part of a parade to mark Victory in Europe Day.

Map showing Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh

Lough Erne is a popular resort in Northern Ireland for locals and tourists. In wartime, it provided an important Allied base for the Battle of the Atlantic.

Map showing Gilford Castle, Gilford, Co. Down

Gilford Castle, Gilford, Co. Down

Banbridge Road , Gilford , Co. Down

In 1945, troops of the 4th (Steenstraete) Infantry Brigade of the Belgian Army occupied the grounds of Gilford Castle as they reformed in Northern Ireland.

Map showing Acton House, Acton, Co. Armagh

Acton House, Acton, Co. Armagh

Acton Road , Poyntzpass , Co. Armagh

Acton House stands between the villages of Acton and Poyntzpass, Co. Armagh. Built around 1775, it became a home to soldiers of the Belgian Army in 1945.

Map showing St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Armagh, Co. Armagh

St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Armagh, Co. Armagh

72 Cathedral Road , Armagh , Co. Armagh

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral in Armagh City, Co. Armagh held services throughout World War Two. Service personnel from many countries attended.

Map showing Caledon, Co. Tyrone

Caledon, Co. Tyrone

Co. Tyrone

The village of Caledon, Co. Tyrone lies near the border with Co. Armagh. During World War Two, it provided bases for British, American, and Belgian forces.

Map showing Alexander House, Caledon, Co. Tyrone

Alexander House, Caledon, Co. Tyrone

37 Main Street , Caledon , Co. Tyrone

Alexander House stands on the main street of Caledon, Co. Tyrone. During the Second World War, it was a home to Officers of 5th (Merckem) Infantry Brigade.

Map showing Caledon Camp, Caledon, Co. Tyrone

Caledon Camp, Caledon, Co. Tyrone

Caledon , Co. Tyrone

Caledon Camp was home to British, American, and Belgian soldiers at various stages of World War Two. The Belgian soldiers arrived for training in 1945.

Map showing Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy, France

Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy, France

Ranville , Normandy

Ranville War Cemetery is the final resting place of 29 men with connections to Northern Ireland. Each one died during fighting in the Battle of Normandy.