Dean issues appeal relating to Burma campaign

Friday August 6th 2010

Dean Houston McKelvey.The Dean of Belfast, Dr Houston McKelvey, would like to hear from the relatives and friends of anyone from the Belfast area who served in the Burma campaign during World War II.

The Dean said: “On October 3 at 3.30pm, we will be holding a service during which the Standard of the Belfast Branch of the Burma Star Association will be laid up in the Cathedral.

“We would like as many people as possible with family links to those who served to be present in the Cathedral. Please contact us by sending an e-mail to or a stamped addressed envelope and we will be in touch.”

The close links between the Cathedral and the Burma Campaign are symbolised by the Association's Memorial in the North Aisle and the memorial of the 8th (Belfast) Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

The address of Belfast Cathedral, is Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB.

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