June

The Dunkirk Evacuation, D-Day, and Royal visits to Ulster are among the stories commemorated each June as we remember some major Second World War events.

1st June

On 1st June 1944, USAAF B-17 42-97862 crashed on Cavehill, Belfast. The crash later inspired the Sir Richard Attenborough movie 'Closing The Ring'.

2nd June

2nd June 1940 is the alternative date of death given for several Ulster soldiers who lost their lives on an unknown date during the Dunkirk evacuation.

3rd June

On 3rd June, we remember those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who died on that date throughout the years of the Second World War.

4th June

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 4th June including an American Staff Sergeant, posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

5th June

Several airmen with connections to Northern Ireland died in action or in training operations on 5th June througout the years of the Second World War.

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6th June

On 6th June 1944 - D-Day - the Allied invasion of Normandy in France began. Among them were bith 1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

7th June

Recalling the events of 7th June and remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on that date during the years of Second World War.

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8th June

Remembering all those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who died on 8th June throughout the years of the Second World War from 1939 to 1945.

9th June

Remembering those with connctions to Northern Ireland who died on 9th June serving on land, on sea, and in the air during the years of the Second World War.

10th June

Remembering all those who had connections to Northern Ireland that lost their lives on 10th June in the years of worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945.

11th June

Remembering the men and women with connections to Northern Ireland who served in the Second World War and lost their lives on 11th June between 1939 - 1945.

12th June

On 12th June 1943, De Havilland Tiger Moth X5045 came down in the grounds of Stormont Estate, Belfast killing both occpants after taking off from Sydenham.

13th June

Remembering those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who served in Northern Ireland and lost their lives on 13th June throughout wartime.

14th June

Remembering the men and women with connections to Northern Ireland who lost their lives across the world on 14th June throughout the Second World War.

15th June

On 15th June, we remember all those with connections to Northern Ireland and Ulster who lost their lives on this date throughout the Second World War.

16th June

The following service personnel with cnnections to Northern Ireland lost their lives on 16th June during the Second World War between 1939 and 1945.

17th June

Remembering men and women with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who lost their lives on 17th June throughout the course of the Second World War.

18th June

Remembering the men and women who served on land, in the air, and at sea who lost their lives on 18th June throughout the years of the Second World War.

19th June

On 19th June 1942, Captain William O. Darby activated US Army Rangers' 1st Battalion at Sunnylands Camp in the coastal town of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.

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20th June

Recalling the people with connections to Northern Ireland and Ulster, and the events of 20th June in wartime and the years surrounding the Second World War,

21st June

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 21st June during the Second World War including a 16 year old tragic murder victim.

22nd June

On 22nd June 1943, Lancaster LM330 disappeared without a trace on a bombing raid over Germany. At least 3 crew members had Northern Ireland connections.

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23rd June

On 23rd June 1944, many soldiers from Northern Ireland took part in fighting along the Pucciarelli Ridge, Italy with various Regiments in the Irish Brigade.

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24th June

On 24th June 1942, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Belfast on HMS Phoebe. There, they inspected service personnel of the Royal Naval forces.

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25th June

On 25th June 1942, King Geoge VI and Queen Elizabeth inspected United States Army forces' exercises at camps and training grounds across Northern Ireland.

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26th June

On 26th June 1942, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the town of Larne, Co. Antrim where they inspected members of the Royal Navy and US Marines.

27th June

Remembering those men and women with connections to Northern Ireland who lost their lives on 27th June throughout the Second World War from 1939 to 1945.

28th June

On 28th June 1944, Fairey Swordfish LS182 crashed at Enagh, Co. Londonderry. The Pilot was the commanding officer of Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 836 Squadron.

29th June

On 29th June 1941, a road traffic collision occurred on the road between Belfast and Bangor, Co. Down. It involved 3 cars and members of the Royal Navy.

30th June

Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland and Ulster who lost their lives on 30th June including a decorated veteran of the Battle of Britain.