The Second World War in Northern Ireland

The Second World War in Northern Ireland


Hi Folks,

Please feel free to leave a comment regarding this website.

It is through you, the visitors, that I can learn of more places to be included :)

You can contact me directly at [email protected]

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Reply Adam kearney
3:36 AM on February 7, 2017 
Well done on a terrific resource. I've forwarded the link to various people. Well done!
Reply Marcus
5:07 AM on July 8, 2016 
Superb site great pics and information
Reply Gus Mckendry
3:46 PM on May 20, 2016 


What a great site.

Do you have any information on what regiment was stationed at Shane's Castle for WW2.  My grandfather was stationed there but I cannot find any record of him in any of the usual places. He would have been 58/59 years old but I don't think he was in the Home Guard.  He may have been in a reserve or home front battalion.  He served in the Boer war and WW1 but his service number changed for WW2.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Reply Tom McClean
4:36 AM on May 18, 2016 

I have just discovered this excellent website. The amount of work involved must be collossal. I have a few WW1 WW2 videos up on Youtube under Tom McClean. Brilliant work Andy.  I will use your hard work as a reference. thank you.

Best wishes Tom

Reply Derek Frazer
1:54 PM on April 11, 2016 

I stumbled upon your site while looking for info on narrow gauge railways & what a surprise. I had no idea of the extent to which Northern Ireland was involved in WWII. Your website is a fantastic resource & I will be back again & again. I was hoping that there might have been more about my Dad's regiment, the Royal Ulster Rifles

Reply Colin McKeeman
7:11 AM on March 4, 2016 

Hi, well done on a fantastic site! Having just finished researching the history of the old HF aeronautical communications station at Birdlip, Gloucestershire, I known only too well the effort and time that this work involves!

Great to see so much material on Northern Ireland aviation sites in the one place.

Kind regards,


Reply B. Waters
12:21 PM on December 31, 2015 

Well thanks to you I have just spent 4 hours reading this site when I'm  meant to be doing stuff around the house. You can explain to my wife.

Also, i dont know if you're  aware that in Clandeboye estate which is very near me, there are still a number of large concrete tank ramps used for tank maitenance and put there by the US army. At least there were about a decade ago which was the last time  that I saw them. As its very private land they are not accessible to the public.

Reply Nicky Sebastian
10:04 AM on December 9, 2015 

A fantastic legacy which must have taken years to put together. Thank you

Reply allan cairnduff
3:58 PM on December 8, 2015 

Hi there I stumbled upon your website and ended up going through most of your pages, its a brilliant unique historical record collection of Northern Ireland. great work thanks.

Reply Minerva Mullick
11:23 PM on November 16, 2015 

Hello Andy,

Thank you for the wonderful job you have done creating and maintaining this website.  I am presently assisting a family member from Belfast find her father, whom she has never met, who whas a U.S. soldier stationed there during World War II.  I am turning every stone out there to try to find her American side of the family. Thanks for your hard work, I was able to compile a list of U.S. units that were stationed there during Worl War II.  I am hopeful that this information will assist me with my search!

The name of the American soldier who was stationed there in 1943 is Earl Strain.

Thanks again, and God bless you for your work!


Minerva Mullick

Lake Arrowhead, California, U.S.A.