Royal Air Force 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron, part of R.A.F. Bomber Command was one of only two squadrons to operate continuously throughout the Second World War.
The Army Dental Corps operated in all theatres of war during the Second World War. Units operated in Northern Ireland providing care for those based in Ulster.
15th Infantry Brigade was part of 5th Infantry Division of the British Army during its time in Northern Ireland defending against the threat of Nazi invasion.
Several seafaring men with connections to Northern Ireland died on S.S. Cadillac as the British merchant tanker came under torpedo attack on 1st March 1941.
Private Harold J. Staats died on 20th September 1942 having sustained a gunshot wound to the head while on sentry duty at a U.S. military barracks in Belfast.
Awarded the Military Medal for his actions during the Normandy campaign, Rifleman Andrew Charles of Magherafelt was one of the last surviving D-Day veterans.
Official records state that Private First Class Milburn Henke of Hutchinson, Minnesota, U.S.A. was the first GI to step into the European Theater of Operations.
Sergeant Alexander Liggett served in 7 Royal Tank Regiment during the Second World War. His military career took him from Portadown to Palestine and on to war.
Jonathan Ferguson was assigned female at birth in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, serving in the Air Transport Auxiliary at a time he described as "when I wore a skirt".