30th April

On 30th April 1945, the government announced an end to the Blackout across Great Britain and Northern Ireland as the Allies advanced throughout Germany.

The blackout in Northern Ireland

The blackout in Northern Ireland

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7th March 2018

On 1st September 1939, two days before the Second World War began, Britain introduced the blackout. Northern Ireland was not exempt from the regulations.

Westland Lysander P1731 crash at Sydenham Airfield, Belfast

Westland Lysander P1731 crash at Sydenham Airfield, Belfast

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30th April 2016

Polish Airman Sergeant Edward Lewandowski piloted Westland Lysander P1731 on 30th April 1942. The plane came down after take-off from RAF Sydenham, Belfast.

Remembering the Fallen

Edward Lewandowski

Edward Lewandowski

Sergeant | P-783109

Sergeant Edward Lewandowski served in the Polish Air Force. He was a member of 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit operating from Sydenham Airfield, Belfast.

John Coard McCullough

Driver | 13098346

Driver John Coard McCullough lived in Warwickshire, England and served with the Royal Engineers. The Belfast-born soldier died in Wales on 30th April 1945.

John Robert Townshend

Captain

Captain John Robert Townshend served in the Royal Canadian Artillery during the war. He was born in the United Kingdom and was killed on the SS Nerissa.