UKIP North Down Councillor John Montgomery was honoured to be part of the ceremony on 11 October to dedicate a new plaque on Bangor War Memorial. This new plate is in dedication to all those who died in service of their country or as a result of conflict since 1945.
Commenting, Cllr Montgomery said:
“This new plate is inspired by the tragic loss of Ranger David Gordon Dalzell in Afghanistan on 4 February 2011. I remember this sad event vividly as it happened during my term as Mayor of North Down. I Must admit that I was somewhat disturbed that those referred to on this new plate could not have been named individually. The uncertainty over who could or could not be included should have been resolved-before joining the names of our honourable dead already on the memorial.”
The parents of Ranger Dalzell also attended the ceremony.
Cllr Montgomery added:
“It was truly an honour to meet both of these exceptional people once again. They both typify all that is good about the people here.”
Also remembered on a separate information plaque was the sinking of the Steamship Troutpool and the five civilians killed during an air raid at Hazeldene Gardens.