6th September 2019 at 1.00pm, Lecture Theatre 5, Main Building
Tutor: CLIVE SCOULAR
John Andrews was Northern Ireland’s second Prime Minister. A Comber man, and brother of Thomas Andrews, he kept the fledgling government afloat and, in effect, ran the Province in the years before his premiership. The wartime years were difficult with disastrous blitzes and a serious lack of defences for the city of Belfast although his welcome to the American forces in 1942 brought much praise and acclaim. It was probably due to them, and the tenacity of Andrews and the Ulster people, that the war was won.