Army Rumour Service
A retired army general is being sued over the death of a Catholic minibus driver at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Legal papers have been served on Sir Frank Kitson and the Ministry of Defence accusing them of complicity in the February 1973 attack by loyalist paramilitaries. The MoD said there was no evidence to support the allegations.
Eugene “Paddy” Heenan, 47, was killed when a grenade was thrown into the vehicle carrying him and 14 others to a building site in east Belfast. His widow, Mary, is taking the action.
A Chinook helicopter taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior has accidentally dropped a box of rations hundreds of feet into a field, just 100 yards from the M4.
The transport helicopter dropped a box of supplies hundreds of feet, scattering rations ranging from dried meals to Tabasco sauce and boiled sweets among sheep grazing in a field.
The slip from an underslung cargo net was photographed by a retired couple watching the helicopters taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior
Dad was with the 88th Field Regiment RA, TA in Europe, then out of Dunkirk and to Nth Malaya then POW of Japanese. He told me he had to paint to keep sane.
When he passed away recently we found over 300 paintings he did of Europe and Malaya and life as a POW, many are cartoons depicting the opposite of what he was living in.
He also wrote some of the Regiment's history for 50th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore (that was 20 years ago) but is on the web with his artwork. We as a family have ......
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