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Dig WW2 the final episode.

Last of the three part documentry by Dan Snow, on Northern Ireland in WW2.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jc67j covering many subjects including the crash of a B17 into Lough Foyle. Rams Island in Lough Neagh, where Many American airmen and marines spent an hour or twos peace in the little wooded island. Many carved their names into the trees, still seen to this day 70years later, serving as a memorial to the many who never survived.
Dive on the submarine graves of the scutled German U boats that had sent thousands of lives and hundreds of ships of the Atlantic convoys to the bottom.
Brilliant series by the BBC Northern Ireland and Canadian television. Must view series, sadly not available outside the UK as yet, but may be seen on some US and Canadian channels.
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WW2 Catalina flying boats return to Fermanagh base

WW2 Catalina flying boats return to Fermanagh base this weekend…..and I can’t go … I’m working in my wifes studio… anybody know good solicitors?
Catalinas and Sunderlands were based at St Angelo in Lough Erne during WW2. They where mainly used for U-boat surveilance and north Atlantic convoy protection. Two ‘Cats’ are making an appearance as well as many other seaplane types.
About a month or so ago I posted a message in one of the groups I host Days Gone By the story of a very famous American pilot Roland’Bud’Wolfe who flew Spits’ out of Northern Ireland. Well Dan Snow and his team are currently making a documentry about him and his Spitfire and lots of other very interesting stuff that i’m not going to relate … ̵…