July

July each year marks Canada Day and American Independence Day and a chance to remember the servicemen who called Northern Ireland home during the war.

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1st July

Each year, 1st July marks the national holiday of Canada Day. We remember the many Canadians who served in Northern Ireland throughout the Second World War.

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2nd July

On 2nd July, we remember those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who lost their lives throughout the years of the Second World War from 1939.

3rd July

On 3rd July each year, we remember those with connections to Ulster who lost their lives on this date, especially those who served in the Second World War.

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4th July

4th July is American Independence Day and it provides an opportunity for us to recall the role of the United States Forces in wartime Northern Ireland.

5th July

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland and Ulster who saw action during the Second World War and died on 5th July throughout history.

6th July

Remembering the men and women with connections to Northern Ireland who served in the Second World War and lost their lives on 6th July throughout history.

7th July

Remembering those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who died on 7th July throughout the years of conflict that made up the Second World War.

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8th July

Remembering the men and women of Ulster and Northern Ireland who gave their lives on 8th July throughout the years of the Second World War across the globe.

9th July

On 9th July 1942, Boulton Paul Defiant N3402 came down near Ballycarry, Co. Antrim killing the Polish Pilot and English Air Gunner from RAF 256 Squadron.

10th July

Remembering all those with connections to Northern Ireland that gave their lives on 10th July throughout the years 1939 - 1945 during the Second World War.

11th July

On 11th July 1943, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers came under attack as they took part in Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily.

12th July

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 12th July during wartime and the tale of a Belfast-bought guitar that went to war.

13th July

On 13th July 1943, Vickers Wellington HF838 came down in Co. Londonderry having taken off from RAF Limavady at Aghanloo Airfield killing 5 crew members.

14th July

Remembering the men and women with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who died on the day of 14th July throughout the years of the Second World War.

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15th July

On 15th July 1944, a big day out at an Airshow over the coast at Warrenpoint, Co. Down ended in disaster when a pair of Royal Air Force planes collided.

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16th July

On 16th July 1943, photographer Lieutenant JR Bainbridge captured a unique shot of rat-catcher Lance Corporal Chadwick with his military ferret in Ulster.

17th July

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who served on land, in the air, and at sea during the Second World War and who died on 17th July.

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18th July

Remembering men and women with connections to Northern Ireland who lost their lives throughout history on 18th July including a former Ulster Rugby player.

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19th July

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who lost their lives on 19th July during the Second World War including an Irish Rugby international.

20th July

On 20th July 1940, SS Troutpool struck mines laid by the Luftwaffe in Belfast Lough and went down off the coast of Bangor, Co. Down killing 11 crew members.

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21st July

21st July marks Belgian National Day and provides a chance to remember the role played by Northern Ireland in rebuilding the Belgian Infantry in 1945.

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22nd July

On 22nd July 1941, The Welch Regiment took part in large scale manouevres near Keady, Co. Armagh as military vehicles rolled through the rural countryside.

23rd July

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 23rd July including a German Prisoner of War held at Palace Barracks, Holywood, Co. Down.

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24th July

On 24th July 1940, a Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Condor flown by Hauptmann Volkmar Zenker came down in the waters of Belfast Lough off the Co. Down of Ulster.

25th July

Remembering those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who served in the Second World War and lost their lives on 25th July throughout history.

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26th July

On 26th July 1943, the Royal Air Force handed over Toome Airfield, Co. Antrim for use by the United States Army Air Force during their time in Ulster.

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27th July

On 27th July 1943, Escort Carrier U.S.S. Block Island docked in the Musgrave Channel, Belfast with a cargo of Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes.

28th July

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 28th July suring the Second World War including some of the crew of SS Orlock Head.

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29th July

At WartimeNI, we remember all those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who died on 29th July throughout the years of the Second World War.

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30th July

On 30th July 1942, R.A.F. 502 Squadron's Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Z9192 came down at St. Mawgan, Cornwall, England killing 3 Ulster-born airmen.

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31st July

On 31st July 1945, Leading Seaman James Magennis of Belfast took part in an attack on the Japanese cruiser Takao. He later received the VC for his actions.