On the 31st May 1941 the Anglo-Iraqi War ended. An armistice was agreed ending four weeks of fighting.
On the 30th May 2009 Sig Daniel Nash’s gallant actions in Afghanistan result in award of Princess Mary Medal. At first light a BRF vehicle struck a mine to the rear of Nash’s vehicle and, with scant regard for their own safety, Nash and his LEWT commander dismounted and moved back to assist the stricken vehicle and its crew…
On the 28th May 1982 Lt Jim Barry was killed at Goose Green and Brig Ralph Alger Bagnold died. Bagnold has a dune field on Mars named in his honour.
On the 27th May 1897 Nobel Prize winner and former signaller Sir John Cockcroft was born He served in the Royal Horse Artillery in World War One for three years as a signaller and then briefly as a lieutenant.
On the 26th May 1940 the evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk began. Control of the evacuation was assisted by a cable link from La Panne to the UK established by a junior Royal Signals officer.
On the 25th May 1844, Samuel Morse first successfully transmitted news of a House vote from the U.S. Capitol to a newspaper via telegraph.