22nd April

On 22nd April 1922, a Grumman Hellcat of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm crashed near Newtowncrommelin, Co. Antrim killing the young English pilot.

Grumman Hellcat FN394 crash near Newtowncrommelin, Co. Antrim



22nd April 2017

Grumman Hellcat FN394 came down on a training exercise as 22 year old pilot Lieutenant Hugh Greenville Knowles flew over high ground in rural Co. Antrim.

Remembering the Fallen

Herbert Joseph Campbell

Lance Corporal | 14441055

Lance Corporal Herbert Joseph Campbell of Cullion, Co. Tyrone died on 22nd April 1946. He served with Royal Irish Fusiliers and his grave is in Austria.

Cecil Watson Albert Keys

Warrant Officer

Warrant Officer Cecil Watson Albert Keys served on special operations from Africa with RAF 624 Squadron and later with RAF 61 Squadron in Bomber Command.

Hugh Grenville Knowles


Royal Navy Pilot Lieutenant Hugh Grenville Knowles died on 22nd April 1944 while flying Grumman Hellcat FN394 in a training exercise over Co. Antrim.