August

In August 1940, R.A.F. personnel from Northern Ireland were among those involved in the Battle of Britain both as Aircrew and working on the ground.

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1st August

On 1st August 1942, British and American troops brawled after a dance in Randalstown, Co. Antrim resulting in the death of a British soldier.

2nd August

Remembering all those who served on land, on sea, and in the air who had connections to Northern Ireland and lost their lives on 2nd August in wartime.

3rd August

Remembering all those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who served in the Second World War and died on 3rd August throughout history.

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4th August

Remembering all those with connections to Ulster who died during the Second World War on 4th August including the victim of a tragic boating accident.

5th August

On 5th August, we remember all those men and women with connections to Northern Ireland who lost their lives on that date throughout the Second World War.

6th August

Remembering those who served on land, on the sea, and in the air during the Second World War and lost their lives on 6th August during the conflict.

7th August

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 7th August during the Second World War including a Prisoner of War in south-east Asia.

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8th August

Remembering the men and women who served throughout the Second World War, especially those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 8th August.

9th August

Remembering those with connections to Ulster or Northern Ireland who served on land, on sea, and in the air on 9th August throughout the Second World War.

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10th August

On 10th August 1943, a train collision in Scarborough, North Yorkshire caused the deaths of 4 men serving in 7th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

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11th August

On 11th August 1943, Escort Carrier H.M.S. Pursuer docked at Airport Wharf next to Sydenham Airfield, Belfast with a cargo of American fighter planes.

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12th August

On 12th August 1944, the Short Sunderland S5 Flying Boat NJ175 came down near Cashelard, Co. Donegal having taken off from Castle Archdale, Co. Fermanagh.

13th August

On 13th August 1944, the world-famous Big Band musician Glenn Miller was in Northern Ireland where he performed in Belfast and other bases across Ulster.

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14th August

On 14th August 1943, General Sosnkowski visited the R.A.F. 315 Squadron at R.A.F. Ballyhalbert, Co. Down to celebrate the Polish airmen's Squadron Day.

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15th August

At midnight on 15th August 1945, Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced the surrender of Japanese forces on what became known at V.J. Day.

16th August

On 16th August 1945, several residents of Millbrook near Larne, Co. Antrim received injuries in an incident involving the Belgian Army.

17th August

On 17th August 1945, Battle of Britain ace Wing Commander A.D.J. Lovell of Portrush, Co. Antrim died as a result of an aviation accident.

18th August

18th August 1940 became known as "The Hardest Day" of the Battle of Britain. Many aircrew and ground crew from Northern Ireland took part.

19th August

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 19th August throughout the years of the Second World War from 1939-1945.

20th August

Remembering those who served on land, in the air, and at sea during the Second World War and lost their lives on 20th August over the years.

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21st August

On 21st August 1942, War Office photographer Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge captured iconic images of the Royal Welch Fusiliers training in Northern Ireland.

22nd August

Remembering all those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who died on 22nd August during the years of the Second World War.

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23rd August

On 23rd August 1942, Spitfires based in Northern Ireland and Wales battled a Luftwaffe Junkers over the Irish Sea bringing it down over Éire.

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24th August

On 24th August 1945, General Dwight D. Eisenhower received the Freedom of Belfast along with an honorory degree from Queen's University.

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25th August

Remembering those with connections to Ulster who died on 25th August including on S.S. Fircrest in 1940 and following Dieppe in 1942.

26th August

26th August is National Dog Day and we remember Major General Russell P. Hartle of 34th Infantry Division and his Kerry Blue Terrier Scrappy.

27th August

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who served in the Second World War and died on 27th August throughout history.

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28th August

On 28th August 1941, Lieutenant Bainbridge photographed soldiers of 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters training near Dunadry, Co. Antrim.

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29th August

A ceremony took place at Cluntoe Airfield on 29th August 1943. The Royal Air Force completed a handover of the airfield to the United States Army Air Force.

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30th August

The USAAF began operations from Cluntoe Airlfield at Ardboe, Co. Tyrone. The military air base became USAAF Station 238 and stationed up to 3,500 personnel.

31st August

On 31st August, we remember those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on this date during the years of the Second World War.