September

Each September we remember Britain's declaration of war on Germany marking the beginning of World War Two and the effects it would have on Northern Ireland.

1st September

1st September

On 1st September 1939, the United Kingdom began the blackout that lasted throughout World War Two. In Northern Ireland, the Royal Ulster Rifles mobilised.

2nd September

2nd September

On 2nd September 1945, World War Two ended with the Japanese surrender. This day in history saw crashed and medal presentations throughout Northern Ireland.

3rd September

3rd September

On 3rd September 1939, Britain declared war on Germany. Within hours, German submarine U-30 sank SS Athenia in the Atlantic killing 117 passengers and crew.

4th September

4th September

On 4th September 1939, Ian Edward Maitland Borley became one of the first casualties of World War Two. At the same time, Ulster MPs pledged their support.

5th September

5th September

On 5th September 1939, Polish pilot Sergeant R Sadowski of RAF 315 Squadron crashed his Mark V Supermarine Spitfire at Ballyhalbert Airfield, Co. Down.

6th September

6th September

Throughout wartime, many personnel from Northern Ireland died on 6th September between 1939 and 1945 including many airmen serving in the Royal Air Force.

7th September

7th September

The Second World War lasted between September 1939 and September 1945. We remember those who died as a result of the conflict on 7th September in each year.

8th September

8th September

On 8th September 1942, USAAF Composite Command took control of Long Kesh Airfield. Across Ulster, many other events took place on this day through wartime.

9th September

9th September

On 9th September 1943, a young Polish airman crashed his Supermarine Spitfire at Ballyhalbert Airfield, Co. Down and escaped uninjured from the wreckage.

10th September

10th September

Gibraltar National Day occurs each year on 10th September. Towards the end of World War Two, thousands of evacuees from The Rock came to Northern Ireland.

11th September

11th September

On 11th September we remember those in or from Northern Ireland who died during the Second World War on this day in history between 1939 and 1945.

12th September

12th September

On 12th September we remember those in or from Northern Ireland who died during the Second World War on this day in history between 1939 and 1945.

13th September

13th September

13th September is a memorable date in wartime history in Northern Ireland from the first bombs of 1940 to Monty's celebratory arrival in Ulster in 1945.

14th September

14th September

On 14th September we remember those in or from Northern Ireland who died during the Second World War on this day in history between 1939 and 1945.

15th September

15th September

15th September marks Battle of Britain Day. We remember those with connections to Northern Ireland who made up part of the Royal Air Force's squadrons.

16th September

16th September

On 16th September, we remember those from Northern Ireland who died in World War Two at locations as far-flung as Normandy, Italy, North Africa, and Burma.

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