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‘The Royal Navy and the Dardanelles’ by Dr John Perry


Our speaker, Dr John Perry will talk about how, at the instigation of Churchill, units of the Royal Navy tried to force the Dardanelles. They displayed great courage in the face of enormous obstacles and came close to succeeding. But they failed and the Army had to take over, with tragic consequences.     Venue: St Philip and St James Parish…

6 August 1914 Charles George McConachy died on this day


  Charles McConachy was born in Belfast on 11th July 1889. On 3rd August 1905, while a student of Ballymena Academy, he enlisted into the Royal Navy (Boy service). On 11th July 1907 his adult service began. He signed up for 12 years service. After serving on several vessels (on land and sea), on 9th April 1914, he transferred to the HMS Amphion…