US Rangers Remembered in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Granite Commemorative Stone at the entrance to Sunnylands Camp in Carrickfergus

Inscription on Commemorative Stone

In 1992, fifteen of the original Rangers from the 1st Battalion (Darby's Rangers) returned to Northern Ireland.

They re-visited Carrickfergus, the town where the 1st Battalion was recruited and activated fifty years earlier.

At the town, a civic commemoration service was held where the gates to Sunnylands Camp, used for the recruitment process, were located. The service included the unveiling of a permanent memorial granite stone.

These Rangers brought with them an extensive collection of memorabilia, which they kindly donated to Carrickfergus Borough Council. These items became the core exhibits in a dedicated museum which opened two years later.

The museum was recently upgraded to better tell the story of the Rangers from WW2 through to the modern day.

80th Anniversary of The Dieppe Raid

Ranger Uniform Exhibit

Link to Museum below:

US Rangers Museum