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Category: WW2

A Carrickfergus family who provided an outstanding service record during the Second World War will be honoured on Saturday, March 19, with the unveiling of a memorial in the town. […]

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VICTOR MCCracken, from the North Road, was born in Belfast nearly 70 years ago, his parents brought him to live in Carrickfergus when he was one day old. Victor was […]

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The Andrew Jackson Cottage highlights Carrickfergus’ strong American and Ulster-Scots connections as well as telling the story of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the USA, whose parents emigrated to America from Carrickfergus […]

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During World War II, African-American enlistment was at an all-time high, with more than 1 million serving in the armed forces. However, the U.S. military was still heavily segregated. The air […]

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The 1st Ranger Battalion was authorised, On 19th June 1942, they were recruited, and began training in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. From 500 enlistees who first formed the Rangers at Carrickfergus, […]

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The Churchill Mark VII tank “Carrickfergus” was unveiled by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the County of Antrim; Mrs Joan Christie OBE LL on Saturday 28th June 2014. The tank […]

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