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"When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, 
For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

8th Belfast H.A.A. Regt.

aka   'The Twelve Mile Snipers'
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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

NOMINAL ROLLS, etc.

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

 

 

 

 

 

FreeFoto.com

Newspaper Clippings

Assorted Clippings 1

Assorted Clippings 2

Correspondence

SEAC March 1944

 

Photographs

Sport & Small Groups

8th Belfast Band

Individuals & Friends

Large Group Pictures

Donated Photos

8th Belfast Band items

Documents  *  Items

MEMORABILIA

Old Comrades Section

Burma Star Luncheon 2009

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

 

Misc.

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

Poems

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....

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other WW2 stories

Cpl. William F. Davison

Belfast Telegraph Tuesday June, 6, 1944 Invasion

 


Memorials

Memorial Plague at St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
8TH (BELFAST) HEAVY ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY (S.R.)
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN EUROPE, INDIA AND BURMA, IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945

When you go home
Tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow
We gave our to-day.

We will remember them.

ROLL OF HONOUR

The 8th Belfast Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regt.
Royal Artillery (S.R.)

L/Bdr.
Bdr. 
Bdr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
L/Sgt.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.

W. Aiken
J. Allden
D. W. Anderson
G. O. Ashbrook
W. R. Bailie

W. H. Baird
** O. Barnhill
E. Bassett
J. Bingham
T. Bryce
E. Buller
R. Crawford

Sgt.
Gnr.
L/Sgt.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Sgt.
Gnr.
Gnr.
A. Clarke
E. M. Coppinger
R. Drew
W. Eaton
D. H. Ebery
L. Edgar
D. Foster
T. Fuller
J. Fulton
J. Galway
L. C. A. Gregory
J. Grinsell
R. G. Haughty
Sgt.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Bdr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
H. V. Hawkins
T. E. Hill
J. Hughes
J. Jamison
J. O Kerr
A. Kinnon
T. T. Knox
J. Logue
W. McKay
A. Millar
W. Rea
D. A. Rhead
T. K. Roberts
Gnr.
Gnr.
Pte.
Gnr.
Bdr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Gnr.
Sgt.
Gnr.
R. Robinson
E. Rowlands
R. Rowley
H. Sharpe
N. Sherratt
J. Shields
H. A. Spray
W. T. Talbot
E. Tindsley
R. J. Totten
J. D. Vance
F. W. Ward

** unfortunately there is an error on the memorial, O. Barnhill should be D. Barnhill, David Barnhill's details are here

 

through this stone
we touch the souls
of those who died
for our freedom

Arakan Monument
Erected by British Columbia Branch Burma Star Association
15th August 1996

 

Gunner J. Shields, who died in Burma , was also an original ‘Derry Boy’. On the day the Regiment left for the ME, he fell from a lorry, from which he was unloading kitbags, and broke an arm or a leg – I’m not sure which – and by the time he had recovered 8 HAA Regt was back from France and so he was posted to them. He died after losing a hand in Burma . Apparently, he was quite lucid when he was being taken for medical treatment and commented that this would get him back to Britain but later died, either from shock or septicemia - details supplied by Richard Doherty