Royal Navy Rescue
The famous "little ships" made up a small part of a fleet that included ships from both the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy.
Able Seaman John Gilmore served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. He died on 12th June 1942 as HMS Grove was torpedoed by U-77 off the North African coast.
The British Expeditionary Force
Men from Ireland and Northern Ireland served in the British Expeditionary Force in 1940. Many of these men in the British Army evacuated from Dunkirk.
Rifleman Samuel Craig served as one of "Monty's Ironsides" in the Royal Ulster Rifles as part of the British Expeditionary Force. He went missing in 1940.
Gunner Robert Crawford served with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery. He saw action across Europe and survived Dunkirk.
Norman Victor Henderson
Sergeant Norman Victor Henderson served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He lived in Copperfield Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim.
Robert Millar Keenan
Private Robert Millar Keenan from Belfast, Co. Antrim served from Dunkirk, France through North Africa and Italy with the British Army during World War Two.
Gunner James Knox served in 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery. He was wounded during action in northern France in June 1940.
John McMillan Leishman
John McMillan Leishman was born in Falkirk, Scotland and served in the 153rd Infantry Brigade, 51st Highland Division. He later made his home in Belfast.
Thomas Wright Lannigan
Gunner Thomas Wright Lannigan was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim and died in Middlesex, United Kingdom on 16th November 1940. He fought at Dunkirk that summer.
Known as 'Paddy' to those he served alongside, this is the story of Sergeant Alexander Liggett's time in World War Two with the Desert Rats.
George Herbert Menary
Sergeant George Herbert Menary from Belfast, Co. Antrim is buried in Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down. He died on 1st April 1949, soon after the war.
Warrant Officer Class III
David Maxwell Phillips
Warrant Officer Class III David Maxwell Phillips served as a Platoon Sergeant Major in the Royal Irish Fusiliers serving with the BEF at Dunkirk in 1940.
Gunner Robert Robinson was more often known as "Charlie". Born in Belfast in 1907, he served with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment at Dunkirk.
Royal Air Force at Dunkirk
Invaluable air support from the Royal Air Force enabled the evacuation of thousands of men from the beaches in northern France.