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Chairman welcomes support for event

Alan Hamilton, chairman of Carrickfergus Royal British Legion.

Alan Hamilton, chairman of Carrickfergus Royal British Legion.

Carrickfergus Royal British Legion chairman Alan Hamilton has extended thanks to all those who supported Friday’s ‘Little Ships’ relay commemoration at the harbour.

Referring to the D-Day landings, Mr Hamilton said: “Quite a lot of people from here were involved in that. My own regiment, the Ulster Rifles, they landed two battalions in the one day, the only regiment in the British Army to do that, both on 6th June, one by air and one by sea.

“It’s nice to see one of them was able to attend today, John Shanahan. Others were ill and could not make it. But we all hope to get together again towards the end of the month.

“It’s a sad day but it was nice to see people turning up today to remember it.”

 
 
 

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