I could have googled it but it wouldn't have been the memory that I had then or todays visit.
Not wishing to overly divert the thread, but are honey traps an issue for female military? I am aware it was an issue for female diplomatic and administrative staff assigned particularly in Russia/ex cis etc but I have not heard it being used as a tool against regular female personnel.
It's a well known fact that any squaddie with a few pints will bump any horror available, where as the female tends to look a bit deeper and talk about marriage and babies and things, so it didn't have the same effect.
I think it is yes. Not that I know from experience or anything, as I wasn't even alive in that era, but I'm sure I read about it in a book on the NI conflict called A Long Long War.It was just two months later on the 11th May 1971 that I joined the Army as a young 15 year old boy soldier at the JIB at Shornecliffe. My mum wasn't best pleased at my career choice in light of these killings. Wasn't it because the youngest soldier in this shooting was only 17 years old, that they brought in the 18 years minimum rule when going to Northern Ireland?
Rest in Peace to those 3 young lads. Never Forgotten!
I was at IJLB Oswestry at the time and it was this incident that raised the minimum "active service" age to 18. Up to then, some Junior Leaders had gone straight to their battalions in NI, many were still under that age when Passing-Out. I remember the announcement of the deaths very well.It was just two months later on the 11th May 1971 that I joined the Army as a young 15 year old boy soldier at the JIB at Shornecliffe. My mum wasn't best pleased at my career choice in light of these killings. Wasn't it because the youngest soldier in this shooting was only 17 years old, that they brought in the 18 years minimum rule when going to Northern Ireland?
A month after the killings Gerry Adams became OC '2nd Battalion Belfast brigade" a year later he was 'Adjt' Belfast 'Brigade' before becoming CO of the 'Belfast Brigade'.Meehan and Doherty always seemed to work together so it is extremely likely Doherty was in on it.I don't remember McAdorey.
The animals can't even respect thatA memorial was recently constructed just around the corner from me in Ballysillan for the 3 murdered scots. A parade was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary and was attended by families and local militia.
Three Scottish Soldiers Memorial. 29th May 2011, Ballysillan, Belfast. - YouTube
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Wiki said:The memorial at White Brae, Ligoniel, that marks the place of the killings was vandalised sometime between 9.00 p.m. on 23 July 2011 and 8.00 p.m. the next day.
Sectarian graffiti was daubed on the memorial and the stones surrounding the memorial were scattered across the road. The ceremonial ropes were ripped off and the poppy wreaths that had been laid at a recent ceremony on 29 May 2011 to mark the first anniversary of the memorials opening were scattered across nearby fields.
Just seen your post Knacker.Not the same incdent, but I recall visiting my Grandparents when I was a nipper and Sgt Michael Muldoon RADC was getting buried the day we were there. When we eventually moved to that town, I looked his grave up, it was in a right state so I cleaned it up. Every time I go to visit my now deceased Grandparents, I still attend to his grave, although it's been a few years since I last went to the Graveyard, should really make time next visit to Northumberland.
Some of the cases revisited have led to closure for the bereaved families. NO case should be set aside for political nicety.It's only a pity that the same effort wasn't put into solving this at the time,as there is now with the venerable finnucane?
but I doubt it will ever happen.
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