[page last updated 11 June 2015]
Welcome to the tribute website for the 591st (Antrim) Parachute Squadron R.E.
Initially called the "Antrim Fortress Company, Royal Engineers", it was formed in 1937 keeping that name till October 1940.
It then became the "Antrim Field Company R.E." when it relocated from Belfast to Portaferry. In early 1941 it was assigned
the prefix number '591' to become "591 Antrim Field Company RE", until conversion to a Parachute Squadron began in
May 1943.The squadron became known as the " 591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE". It was disbanded in July 1946.
As there is no regimental museum, my aim is for this website to become an online archive for this particular squadron,
covering the years 1937 to 1946.
A tribute to the men of the squadron who gave their time, their health or their lives, for us.
If you, or your ancestor or relative or friend, served in the 591 Antrim Parachute Squadron or the predecessor units
of the 'Antrims', during these years and is not yet named on the roll of honour, please let me know.
If you have photos, biographies, service records, diaries, memoirs or any parafernalia that you would like to share,
or update the pages with additional information, please email para-591 at hotmail.com
This is a non-profit, advert-free website. All links to other websites will be clearly indicated. It does not use web cookies. If you want to save it on your computer favourites list, just click the button in the top right of this page.
WARNING: The information on casualties in the second world war will be distressing to read, and for that reason
I would rate some pages in this website as un-suitable for children under 13yrs.
Lookout for the following symbol at the top of certain pages indicating 'parental guidance'. Pages not showing the symbol at the top left corner, will be safe viewing for all ages. The nature of the material is graphic descriptions of the consequences of war.
If you have found this website useful, I would like to ask that you consider making a donation to
St Dunstan's / Blind Veterans UK, the charity that assists blind and partially sighted ex-service men and women.
You can help them by donating online through their website (Click)
or buying merchandise from their online shop, and supporting them that way. (Click)
You can donate online through their website (Click)
This website is unconnected to the charities, however it does cost money to run a website and keep it free of adverts and I would
hope that in lieu of the outlay to build and keep this website online, users will consider supporting these charities and the work they do,
or by supporting any of the other service personnel welfare charities.
Website began 26 November 2011 - This Website currently contains 525 pages.
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