In your excellent web page about the Visiting American Troops the following reference is made to the Third Army Band (as it was widely, if unofficially, known): “General George S. Patton carried out an informal inspection tour of the U.S. troops …

My late father, Chief Warrant Officer Gregorio A. Diaz, was the bandmaster of the 6th Cavalry Band Read more »

FRANCIS PATRICK REILLY, R.C.A.F 1941-1944 Frank Reilly was the eldest son of Edward and Margaret Reilly, nee Prior. He was born in 1922 at Castle Hill, Gilford and attended the local primary school there. The whole family later moved to …

The war record of Francis Patrick Reilly, RCAF, who lost his life 28th January 1944 aged 21, in an air raid over Berlin Read more »

JOHN PATRICK REILLY, R.U.R 1926 – 1946 John Reilly was born in Gilford in 1909 at Hill Street, (better known as Keady Row). He was the eldest of seven children of James and Ellen Reilly. He and the rest of …

The story of John Reilly, RUR, a Dunkirk veteran, later his unit held top German Officers for interrogation Read more »

During World War II, my father Eduard Gaillard, although Belgian, was conscripted into the British Army to serve with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). During the early 40’s the REME were stationed in Gilford. Some of the men, …

After the war my father Eduard Gaillard, RE’s, became the principal dancer in the famous film “The Red Shoes” Read more »