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The Men

Sergeant William Adrain - Diary and Biography

D. J. Bailie - War Diary and Photographs

Colonel Wm. N. Brann

Sgt. Thomas Herbert Coulter (Herbie)

Jimmy Cunningham's Private Army Comes Home

L/Sgt. Bertie Goodwin

Gunner Harry Grist

2/Lt. William George Hales

Gunner Herbert Hanley

Ken Heath

Bdr. William (Buttons) Hunter

Irvine Brothers 23rd Battery

Bdr. J. C. Irvine 23rd Battery

Bdr. Thomas Henderson Kane

Tommy and Albert Kinnon 21st and 23rd Bty.

 Gnr. Jim Lennon's War Records - Photos

Sgt. Joseph Harold Lynn (aka Harry-Joe)

Matchett Brothers 23rd Battery

L/Bdr. Harry Joseph Mawhinney 22nd Battery

Gunner Thomas Mercer 21st Battery

 Jimmy McKittrick

Bdr. Thomas McLaughlin

Colonel Harry Porter

Sgt. Billy Wilson 23rd Battery

Sidney Ernest Wright - Diary & Photographs


N-O-K- Dec'd Personnel 21/22/23 Hy.A.A.

Posted/Repatriated from 23 Hy.A.A.

List of Additional Soldiers

List of names, no addresses 23rd Bty.

Memorial Service Book (list of names) B Troop

22nd Bty. Memorial Brochure  names, addresses

23rd Bty. Memorial Brochure  names, addresses

RHQ/REME Memorial Brochure, addresses

Nominal Roll 21st Bty. all ranks

Nominal Roll 22nd Bty. all ranks

Nominal Roll 23rd Bty. all ranks

8th Belfast HAA Nominal Roll 21st Battery

8th Belfast HAA Nominal Roll 22nd Battery

8th Belfast HAA Nominal Roll 23rd Battery

Alterations & Additions to Nom. Rolls 23rd

RHQ / REME Nominal Rolls







Newspaper Clippings

Assorted Clippings 1

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SEAC March 1944



Sport & Small Groups

8th Belfast Band

Individuals & Friends

Large Group Pictures

Donated Photos

8th Belfast Band items

Documents  *  Items


Old Comrades Section

Burma Star Luncheon 2009

St. Annes and Lansdowne Court Hotel Laying-up of Burma Star Standard 3rd October 2010



Obituaries  *  Memorials  Changi Prison Chapel

8th Belfast HAA History
by Colonel Murray Barnes, OBE , TD.

A short History of The 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (Supplementary Reserve)
by Harry Porter


Dean Houston McKelvey's Sermon
3rd October 2010

Extract from Coralie Kinahan's book
'Behind Every Great Man'
"Robin's War"


Video Page

Harry Porters film of the Twelve Mile Snipers
(in 3 parts)

Burma Star Luncheon

The Last Parade

and more....


other WW2 stories

Cpl. William F. Davison

Belfast Telegraph Tuesday June, 6, 1944 Invasion


I'll be adding more photos as they come in and also adding names - Mary

Service at St. Anne's Cathedral for the Laying-Up of the Burma Star N.I. Standard
and afterwards at The Lansdowne Court Hotel
3rd October 2010

Dean Houston McKelvey's Sermon

Jim Lennon beside Burma Star Standard

Great Turnout at St. Anne's Cathedral

Two well behaved children in St. Anne's Cathedral

Jim Lennon

Jim Lennon

Colonel Murray Barnes OBE TD read Murrays 8th Belfast history

Stephen and Mary Wright - read Sidney Ernest Wrights memoirs'

John Farrell BSA (RAF)

   Jim Lennon (8th Belfast HAA)    Tommy Dickson (8th Belfast HAA)    Herbert Thomas Coulter (8th Belfast HAA)   Austen Lennon      P J J O'Neill

Jimmy McCoy Tweedie (RAF)         Danny Kinahan MLA        Jim Lennon 8th Belfast HAA

Bill Lemon, left and with Ann Hijazi above

Joan Preston (Toronto BSA)

Alec Dalton BSA (RN) and Joan Preston

Drew Mitchell BSA - Jim Lennon

a lady asking Jim Lennon if he recognises the soldier in the photo (her father or grandfather I think) please contact me if you are the lady in the photo or if you know who she is.

Jim Lennon - Tommy Dickson - Maureen Dunne


Jacques Maurice (Jock) Affleck (RIASC) 6? 7?

Jim McCall, BSA (RN Prince of Wales/POW)

Herbert Thomas Coulter read his memoirs - Jim Lennon

Herbert Thomas Coulter

Col. Jimmy Cunningham's Family in the row behind Sam Wilson, Chairman BSA (RAF)

Brian Rodgers, President BSA (Merchant Navy)

Sam Wilson, Chairman BSA (RAF)

J. McCoy Tweedie (RAF) - Standard Bearer