Army Veterans Facing murder charges over Bloody Sunday within two weeks

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Having used turret mounted Brownings I recall they had a fairly large beaten zone ,even on a new barrel.OK for a recce vehicle when you want to keep someone's head down as you PUFO .But a bit OKCorral for civil unrest duties
 
I thought about that but as the Browning is mounted on the Shorland not the other way round I feel my way is correct. If a SUIT is attached to an SLR would you call it a SUIT-mounted SLR or an SLR-mounted SUIT? The Shorland is not attached to the Browning, so Browning-mounted Shorland would surely be correct.
"SLR"? I'm not sure what that is. Could you possibly explain, maybe with pictures?
 
Been there, done that.

I didn't seen any of them firing their brownings at Divis though!
You are quite right there are no photos of the Shorlands being used specifically that night (just as a point of reference they weren't the standard vehicle used by the RUC, they had a few which were later transferred to the UDR), but there are actually very few photos from the night at all oddly enough.

Most of the video (including the video posted on this thread by Kinch of the strikes and the bloodstains in Divis) and photos taken of the riots were taken the following day, but rest assured, it is not a matter of dispute by any side, including the RUC, that RUC personnel in a Shorland mounted with a Browning fired the rounds that hit the Divis flats killing the young boy.

Like I say the officers who were involved in the shooting gave evidence about it to Lord Scarman. It is a simple matter of public record even if in those pre social media days no one has a video or photo of the shooting (which presumably lasted a matter of seconds) as it took place.

If you still doubt me I really don't know what I can do to convince you.
 
You are quite right there are no photos of the Shorlands being used specifically that night (just as a point of reference they weren't the standard vehicle used by the RUC, they had a few which were later transferred to the UDR), but there are actually very few photos from the night at all oddly enough.

Most of the video (including the video posted on this thread by Kinch of the strikes and the bloodstains in Divis) and photos taken of the riots were taken the following day, but rest assured, it is not a matter of dispute by any side, including the RUC, that RUC personnel in a Shorland mounted with a Browning fired the rounds that hit the Divis flats killing the young boy.

Like I say the officers who were involved in the shooting gave evidence about it to Lord Scarman. It is a simple matter of public record even if in those pre social media days no one has a video or photo of the shooting (which presumably lasted a matter of seconds) as it took place.

If you still doubt me I really don't know what I can do to convince you.
Interesting.
My computer doesn't show that video but the descriptions of it differ from the one I remember on the Sunday night news on bbc.
 
You are quite right there are no photos of the Shorlands being used specifically that night (just as a point of reference they weren't the standard vehicle used by the RUC, they had a few which were later transferred to the UDR), but there are actually very few photos from the night at all oddly enough.

Most of the video (including the video posted on this thread by Kinch of the strikes and the bloodstains in Divis) and photos taken of the riots were taken the following day, but rest assured, it is not a matter of dispute by any side, including the RUC, that RUC personnel in a Shorland mounted with a Browning fired the rounds that hit the Divis flats killing the young boy.

Like I say the officers who were involved in the shooting gave evidence about it to Lord Scarman. It is a simple matter of public record even if in those pre social media days no one has a video or photo of the shooting (which presumably lasted a matter of seconds) as it took place.

If you still doubt me I really don't know what I can do to convince you.
I've done some research (google) over the last hour and what I've read corroborates what you have said so I'm not a doubter anymore.

The main reasons for my initial scepticism were firstly my first tour was the Divis flats/Falls Road in 1973 so I knew the place and secondly, unusually for an infantry soldier in those days, I was trained to fire the Browning .30 for my second tour in Crossmaglen so I'm not a stranger to the gun and it's enormous potential for causing harm.

It's definitely not a weapon I would have thought would be deployed indiscriminately into somewhere like the Divis.

Signed,

Convinced of West London.
 
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It's definitely not a weapon I would have thought would be deployed indiscriminately into somewhere like the Divis.
RUC were deeply fearful of the 'threat' posed by disgruntled Republicans.

That fear lingered quite literally for years.

In early 1975 my patrol were required to take an RUC constable with us on a routine 3-hour daylight foot patrol around Andersonstown.

It was (I was told) the first time since before Andytown went 'No-Go' that a bobby had attempted the feat (the few that came into our TAOR always came in armoured rovers, in groups of at least 4 bearing Ruger Mini 14s, and vamoosed at the end of serving their warrant or whatever at a speed akin to the Warner Bros Roadrunner on amphetamines)

Suffice it to say that in all my born days I have never seen a man more possessed by nameless terror.

The following summer we were based in Co Armagh, and one of our Pls based in RUC Keady, where an RUC 'town patrol' comprised standing outside the main gate beneath a manned sangar.

And I know my own battalion used a Ferret mounted .30" Browning MG to good effect in W Belfast, at least once during their post-MOTORMAN tour.
 
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RUC were deeply fearful of the 'threat' posed by disgruntled Republicans.

That fear lingered quite literally for years.

In early 1975 my patrol were required to take an RUC constable with us on a routine 3-hour daylight foot patrol around Andersonstown.

It was (I was told) the first time since before Andytown went 'No-Go' that a bobby had attempted the feat (the few that came into our TAOR always came in armoured rovers, in groups of at least 4 bearing Ruger Mnin 14s, and vamoosed at the end of serving their warrant or whatever at a speed akin to the Warner Bros Roadrunner on amphetamines)

Suffice it to say that in all my born days I have never seen a man more possessed by nameles terror.

The following summer were based in Co Armagh, and one of our Pls based in RUC Keady, where an RUC 'town patrol' comprised standing outside the main gate beneath a manned sangar.

And I know my own battalion used a Ferret mounted .30" Browning MG to good effect in W Belfast, at least once during their post-MOTORMAN tour.
We took an RUC constable around Crossmaglen once in 1974. It was possibly the shortest patrol I'd ever done. A quick stroll around the square and back in the gate. He didn't want to hang about at all.

The saracen at Crosmaglen had a .30 browning mounted in it. Four of us were trained to use it. By the time we arrived in theatre, the other three had been posted elsewhere so if the Saracen went out of the gate, I was the only one trained to use the gun.

On my other two tours both in Belfast, I only saw Brownings on the streets for specific jobs.

I recall a unit (I don't know which one) had the task of escorting the post office van as it did it's rounds. You would occasionally see the van travelling around being followed by a ferret covered in a rebar cage with the turret mounted .30 browning.

Other than stuff like that, I never saw them in the city.
 
There was a photo featuring such graffiti in one of David Barzilay’s ‘The British Army in Ulster’ (vol 1 I think).
I have Vol 1 and 2, still, I think, gathering dust. I may take a look at the weekend. Anyone else wishing to beat me to it, feel free
volume 1, p.115.

Undated, but in the section regarding the SG post-MOTORMAN. Whether this is 1969 period graffiti or a comment on PIRA and MOTORMAN is not made clear as far as I can see. The 'Provo' appears to have been added later, so it may well be earlier scrawlings updated?? Apologies for the poor quality of the photo but my office lighting is such that short of blu-tacking the book to the light fitting I wasn't getting rid of the extra light in it (my office machine hasn't the usual photo editing facility for some bizarre reason).


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RUC were deeply fearful of the 'threat' posed by disgruntled Republicans.
Put this in inverted commas as well:
1970-1979
Const Samuel Donaldson, 23
Const Robert Millar, 27

Died 12 August 1970
Fatally wounded checking a stolen car by a terrorist booby-trap bomb.
Sgt William Andrew Hunter
Died 12 December 1970, aged 23
Killed in a road traffic accident while on duty in the early hours.
D/Insp Cecil James M. Patterson, 45
Const Robert William A. Buckley, 31

Died 26 February 1971
Shot dead when terrorists fired with automatic weapons during rioting.
Sgt William Duddy Hall
Died 8 April 1971, aged 51
Fatally injured in a road accident when his police car crashed.

Const Robert Fredrick Leslie
Died 18 September 1971, aged 20
Shot and fatally wounded by terrorists while on foot patrol.
Const Cecil Henry Cunningham, 46
Const John Thompson Haslett, 21

Died 15 October 1971
Killed by terrorists firing automatic weapons from a passing car.

Sgt Ronald James Dodd
Died 27 October 1971, aged 34
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while examining a crime scene.

Insp Alfred Henry Devlin
Died 29 October 1971, aged 42
Killed by the explosion of a terrorist bomb at his RUC station.

D/Con Stanley Corry, 28
D/Con William Robert Russell, 31

Died 1 November 1971
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while examining a crime scene.

Sgt Dermot Hurley, 50
Const Thomas James W. Moore, 37

Died 11 November 1971
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while talking to a shopkeeper.
R/Con Raymond Frederick Denham
Died 12 January 1972, aged 42
Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his place of work.

Sgt Peter Gilgunn, 26
Const David John Montgomery, 20

Died 27 January 1972
Shot and fatally wounded by terrorists while on mobile patrol.

Const Raymond Norman Carroll
Died 28 January 1972, aged 22
Shot and fatally wounded by terrorist gunmen while off duty.

Sgt Thomas Robert Morrow
Died 2 March 1972, aged 28
Fatally wounded in a terrorist ambush responding to a bogus call.

Const William Stewart Logan
Died 15 March 1972, aged 23
Shot and fatally wounded by terrorists while on mobile patrol.

Const Ernest McAllister, 31
Const Bernard Malachy O`Neill, 36

Died 20 March 1972
Killed evacuating the area of a terrorist car bomb when it exploded.
Const Samuel R. David Houston
Died 26 June 1972, aged 22
Fatally shot attempting to arrest terrorists who had placed a bomb.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

Const Robert David Laverty
Died 16 July 1972, aged 18
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
R/Con Robert John M. Gibson
Died 21 July 1972, aged 57
Killed off duty by a terrorist bomb at the bus station where he worked.
Const Andrew Gordon Harron
Died 21 October 1972, aged 32
Shot and fatally wounded by a terrorist stopped in a stolen car.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

R/Con Joseph Calvin
Died 17 November 1972, aged 51
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while going off duty.

A/Const Robert Keys
Died 28 November 1972, aged 55
Killed by terrorists firing a rocket- propelled grenade at his station.

Const James Alexander Nixon
Died 13 December 1972, aged 49
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty leaving a hotel.

Const George Chambers
Died 15 December 1972, aged 44
Shot dead by terrorists, evacuating the area of a suspect car bomb.
R/Con Henry James Sandford
Died 14 January 1973, aged 34
Fatally injured on mobile patrol when a terrorist landmine exploded.
Const Mervyn Samuel Wilson, 23
Sgt David William Dorsett, 37

Died 14 January 1973
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while taking a break.

Const Samuel Culbert Hyndman
Died 22 January 1973, aged 23
Accidentally shot off duty when an officer dropped his police revolver.
Const Charles Hamilton Morrison
Died 8 February 1973, aged 26
Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while dealing with a traffic accident.
Const William Raymond Wylie
Died 27 February 1973, aged 25
Fatally shot in a gun battle when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

A/Const Ronald Macauley
Died 25 March 1973, aged 44
Fatally shot in a gun battle when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

Const David Purvis
Died 5 June 1973, aged 22
Fatally shot while on foot patrol by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con William John McElveen
Died 13 August 1973, aged 36
Fatally shot while off duty at work by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

Const John Campbell Harris
Died 10 October 1973, aged 42
Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when going off duty.

R/Con William Edward Campbell
Died 16 October 1973, aged 27
Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Con John Doherty
Died 28 October 1973, aged 31
Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.

Const Robert Megaw
Died 1 December 1973, aged 29
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Con George Maurice Rolston
Died 11 December 1973, aged 37
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while going on duty.

D/Con (Rtd) Ivan Acheson Johnston
Died 15 December 1973, aged 34
A former officer, abducted by terrorists and found shot dead two days later.

Const Michael Joseph Logue
Died 29 December 1973, aged 21
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while attending a crime scene.

R/Con John Molyneaux Rodgers
Died 26 January 1974, aged 49
Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

R/Con William Raymond Baggley
Died 29 January 1974, aged 42
Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

Const Robert James McIntyre
Died 4 February 1974, aged 41
Collapsed and died on duty while exercising in a gym.

Const Thomas Ian McClinton
Died 2 March 1974, aged 28
Shot dead on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

Const Cyril John Wilson
Died 17 March 1974, aged 36
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

Sgt Frederick Robinson
Died 19 March 1974, aged 40
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.
A/Const Thomas George McCall
Died 16 April 1974, aged 33
Shot dead at a security barrier by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

Const Brian Edmund Bell, 29
Const John Malcolm Ross, 40

Died 10 May 1974
Fatally shot from behind at close range by terrorists while on patrol.
Const John Harrison Forsythe
Died 18 June 1974, aged 30
Killed while investigating a bomb left by terrorists, when it exploded.

R/Con William John Rea
Died 20 June 1974, aged 58
After the pursuit of a stolen car he collapsed and died of heart failure.
Sgt Daniel Joseph O`Connor
Died 22 June 1974, aged 35
Shot dead while on parade duty by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con Ronald Alexander Winder
Died 3 August 1974, aged 45
Collapsed and died after attending a call while on mobile patrol.

D/Insp Peter Augustine Flanagan
Died 23 August 1974, aged 47
Fatally shot on duty in a public house when targeted by terrorists.
Insp William Elliot
Died 6 September 1974, aged 48
Shot dead attempting to arrest armed terrorist bank robbers.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

R/Con Arthur Sterling Henderson
Died 8 October 1974, aged 30
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb while checking a suspect car.

Const Robert William Forde
Died 20 November 1974, aged 29
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb examining a bomb scene.
Const David James A. McNeice
Died 14 December 1974, aged 19
Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while leaving a crime scene.

Sgt George Coulter
Died 31 January 1975, aged 43
Shot dead on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

WR/Con Mildred Ann Harrison
Died 16 March 1975, aged 26
Killed by the explosion of a terrorist bomb left at a pub while on patrol.
D/Sgt John Wilson Crockett
Died 5 April 1975, aged 41
Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when going off duty.
Holder of the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct.

Const Albert Edward Saunderson
Died 11 April 1975, aged 45
Died of injuries sustained while going on duty 1974 when hit by a stolen car.
Const Paul Radcliffe Gray
Died 10 May 1975, aged 20
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while on foot patrol on the City wall.

Const Noel Saunderson Davis
Died 24 May 1975, aged 22
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left in a stolen vehicle.

Const Norman McDowell
Died 5 June 1975, aged 35
Fatally injured in a road accident when his police vehicle crashed.

D/Con Andrew Johnston
Died 7 July 1975, aged 26
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left at a school burglary.

Const Robert John McPherson
Died 26 July 1975, aged 25
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while investigating two suspects.
Posthumously awarded the Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct.
R/Con (Rtd) William A. Meaklin
Died 15 August 1975, aged 28
A former RUC officer, abducted by terrorists, tortured and shot dead.
Const Adrian Noel Johnston
Died 11 September 1975, aged 19
Fatally shot on guard duty when a colleague accidentally fired his gun.
D/Con David Smyth Love
Died 6 October 1975, aged 45
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left at a crime scene.

R/Con Alexander Andrew Baird
Died 14 October 1975, aged 37
Fatally wounded by a terrorist bomb left under a security barrier hut.

R/Con Joseph James Clements
Died 16 November 1975, aged 48
Fatally injured by a terrorist landmine attending a crime scene.
WR/Con Margaret Cherry Campbell
Died 21 November 1975, aged 24
Fatally injured when struck by a car assisting at an accident scene.

R/Con Samuel John Clarke, 53
Sgt Patrick Maxwell, 34

Died 25 November 1975
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while delivering a death message.
Const Francis George W. Sullivan
Died 19 December 1975, aged 31
Fatally injured when hit by a vehicle which failed to stop at a checkpoint.
R/Con William James Clifford Evans
Died 5 January 1976, aged 30
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
Insp George Mclean Bell, 54
D/Con Neville Cummings, 37

Died 22 January 1976
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb while examining a shotgun.

Insp William Henry Murtagh
Died 7 February 1976, aged 31
Sgt James William Blakely
Died 6 February 1976, aged 42
Shot dead from behind by terrorist gunmen while on foot patrol.
R/Con William George Victor Hamer
Died 12 February 1976, aged 30
Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Con William Parker Scott
Died 20 April 1976, aged 44
Collapsed and died searching for gunmen for attacking his neighbour.

R/Con William Ronald Crooks
Died 23 April 1976, aged 30
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Sgt Ronald Andrew McMahon
Died 28 April 1976, aged 37
Fatally injured in a road accident responding to an emergency call.
Sgt Henry Francis Keys,27
R/Con Thomas Henry Evans, 33
R/Con Francis Joseph Kettyles, 39

Died 15 May 1976
Killed examining a crime scene by a terrorist booby-trap bomb.

Sgt James Hunter
Died 15 May 1976, aged 33
Shot dead on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
R/Con Kenneth David Nelson
Died 16 May 1976, aged 28
Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while off duty at home.
Const John William A. McCambridge
Died 22 May 1976, aged 21
Shot dead while off duty when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Con Ronald Edwin McAdam
Died 2 June 1976, aged 31
Fatally shot while off duty when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

WR/Con Linda Emmeline Baggley
Died 2 June 1976, aged 19
Shot on patrol at close range and fatally injured by terrorist gunmen.

D/Insp William George Heasley
Died 12 July 1976, aged 35
Killed in a road accident when his police vehicle crashed.

A/Const Thomas Cush
Died 31 July 1976, aged 60
Shot dead by a terrorist sniper while on duty at a security barrier.

Const James Jude Heaney
Died 26 August 1976, aged 20
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his mother's house.

Sgt Albert Craig
Died 18 September 1976, aged 33
Fatally shot while on duty by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con Arthur McKay
Died 8 October 1976, aged 42
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left in abandoned stolen car.

D/Con Noel Michael McCabe QGM
Died 2 November 1976, aged 25
Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while on mobile patrol.

R/Con Joseph Scott
Died 3 December 1976, aged 49
Shot dead off duty working as a traffic warden by terrorist gunmen.
Const Norman Windsor H. Campbell
Died 15 December 1976, aged 19
Fatally shot at a security barrier by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con Samuel Graham Armour
Died 22 December 1976, aged 37
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.
R/Con William James Greer
Died 4 January 1977, aged 27
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.
D/Con Patrick Liam McNulty
Died 27 January 1977, aged 30
Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while leaving his car at a garage.
R/Con Robert James Harrison
Died 5 February 1977, aged 50
Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while checking a false crime report.

R/Con Samuel McKane
Died 13 February 1977, aged 33
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush when returning home from duty.

Insp James Harold Cobb
Died 24 February 1977, aged 38
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while at a security barrier.

Sgt Joseph Patrick Campbell
Died 25 February 1977, aged 48
Shot by an unknown gunman while closing the gates at an RUC station.
Const William David Brown
Died 13 March 1977, aged 18
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.
Const John T. McCracken, 22
Const Kenneth William Sheehan, 19

Died 8 April 1977
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen in a vehicle, which they stopped.

R/Con Robert George North
Died 20 May 1977, aged 52
Shot dead by terrorist gunmen, off duty working as a school bus driver.
Sgt (Rtd) Christopher Shaw
Died 21 May 1977, aged 63
A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen at his house.

Const Samuel Dereck Davison, 24
Const Kenneth Norman Lynch, 22
R/Con Hugh Henry Martin, 58

Died 2 June 1977
Shot dead when their mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
D/Con Colin John Graham, 25
D/Sgt Adam Kennedy McPherson, 47

Died 11 June 1977
Fatally injured in a road accident when their car collided with a lorry.
R/Con David James Morrow
Died 6 July 1977, aged 36
Fatally shot putting out traffic cones by terrorists in a passing vehicle.
Sgt Thomas John Orr
Died 12 October 1977, aged 38
Collapsed and died during an anti-ambush training exercise.

R/Con (Rtd) Herbert John Anderson
Died 18 October 1977, aged 61
A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen, driving his taxi.
Const James Hill
Died 13 January 1978, aged 23
Died of severe burns received while rescuing his children from a fire.

R/Con Gordon Hedley Crothers
Died 17 February 1978, aged 31
One of twelve people killed when a terrorist bomb exploded in a hotel.
Const Charles Malcolm Simpson
Died 28 February 1978, aged 26
Fatally shot when his mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
R/Con John Wilson Moore
Died 15 April 1978, aged 57
Killed when a terrorist landmine exploded under his car at his home.
D/Con Laird Millar McAllister
Died 22 April 1978, aged 36
Shot dead off duty by terrorist gunmen who called at his home.

Const Thomas John Nesbitt
Died 15 May 1978, aged 49
Killed in a road accident driving a police vehicle which crashed.
R/Con Robert Albert J. Struthers
Died 16 June 1978, aged 19
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty working in a shop.

Const Hugh McConnell
Died 17 June 1978, aged 32
Shot dead when his mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

A/Const William Herbert Turbitt
Died 17 June 1978, aged 46
Shot with McConnell and abducted, his body being recovered on 9 July.
R/Con Jacob Rankin
Died 4 July 1978, aged 37
Fatally shot while on foot patrol by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con John Lamont
Died 2 August 1978, aged 21
Fatally shot while on foot patrol by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con Howard George Donaghy
Died 11 September 1978, aged 24
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty building his house.

Const Richard Alan Baird, 28
Const Paul Moore Gray, 25
R/Con Robert Archibald Lockhart, 44
Const Noel Alexander Webb, 30

Died 17 April 1979
Killed while on mobile patrol by the detonation of a terrorist car bomb.
R/Con (Rtd) Frederick John Lutton
Died 1 May 1979, aged 39
A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen at his workplace.
D/Con Norman Samuel Prue
Died 6 May 1979, aged 29
Shot dead while sat in a car when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

R/Con David Stanley Wray
Died 20 May 1979, aged 50
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while attending church off duty.

R/Con David Allen Dunne
Died 2 June 1979, aged 36
Fatally shot off duty near his home by terrorists in a passing vehicle.
Supt Stanley Hanna, 47
Const Kevin Thompson, 22

Died 3 June 1979
Killed investigating a crime scene when a terrorist landmine exploded.
R/Con John Henry Scott
Died 22 June 1979, aged 49
Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.

R/Con (Rtd) James Wright
Died 27 July 1979, aged 48
A former RUC officer, killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb.
Const George Samuel Walsh
Died 31 July 1979, aged 50
Fatally shot while sat in a police car by terrorists in a passing vehicle.
Const Derek Kerr Davidson
Died 2 August 1979, aged 26
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush
while checking a false crime report.

Sgt William Walter Pollock
Died 3 August 1979, aged 33
Fatally injured in a police Landrover involved in a road traffic accident.
Const John Gerald Davidson
Died 18 November 1979, aged 28
Fatally shot by terrorists firing on a police Landrover leaving the station.
R/Con StanleyOsborne Hazelton
Died 22 December 1979, aged 52
Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.​
 

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Book Reviewer
Put this in inverted commas as well:
1970-1979
Const Samuel Donaldson, 23
Const Robert Millar, 27

Died 12 August 1970
Fatally wounded checking a stolen car by a terrorist booby-trap bomb.
Sgt William Andrew Hunter
Died 12 December 1970, aged 23
Killed in a road traffic accident while on duty in the early hours.
D/Insp Cecil James M. Patterson, 45
Const Robert William A. Buckley, 31

Died 26 February 1971
Shot dead when terrorists fired with automatic weapons during rioting.
Sgt William Duddy Hall
Died 8 April 1971, aged 51
Fatally injured in a road accident when his police car crashed.

Const Robert Fredrick Leslie
Died 18 September 1971, aged 20
Shot and fatally wounded by terrorists while on foot patrol.
Const Cecil Henry Cunningham, 46
Const John Thompson Haslett, 21

Died 15 October 1971
Killed by terrorists firing automatic weapons from a passing car.

Sgt Ronald James Dodd
Died 27 October 1971, aged 34
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while examining a crime scene.

Insp Alfred Henry Devlin
Died 29 October 1971, aged 42
Killed by the explosion of a terrorist bomb at his RUC station.

D/Con Stanley Corry, 28
D/Con William Robert Russell, 31

Died 1 November 1971
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while examining a crime scene.

Sgt Dermot Hurley, 50
Const Thomas James W. Moore, 37

Died 11 November 1971
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while talking to a shopkeeper.
R/Con Raymond Frederick Denham
Died 12 January 1972, aged 42
Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his place of work.

Sgt Peter Gilgunn, 26
Const David John Montgomery, 20

Died 27 January 1972
Shot and fatally wounded by terrorists while on mobile patrol.

Const Raymond Norman Carroll
Died 28 January 1972, aged 22
Shot and fatally wounded by terrorist gunmen while off duty.

Sgt Thomas Robert Morrow
Died 2 March 1972, aged 28
Fatally wounded in a terrorist ambush responding to a bogus call.

Const William Stewart Logan
Died 15 March 1972, aged 23
Shot and fatally wounded by terrorists while on mobile patrol.

Const Ernest McAllister, 31
Const Bernard Malachy O`Neill, 36

Died 20 March 1972
Killed evacuating the area of a terrorist car bomb when it exploded.
Const Samuel R. David Houston
Died 26 June 1972, aged 22
Fatally shot attempting to arrest terrorists who had placed a bomb.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

Const Robert David Laverty
Died 16 July 1972, aged 18
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
R/Con Robert John M. Gibson
Died 21 July 1972, aged 57
Killed off duty by a terrorist bomb at the bus station where he worked.
Const Andrew Gordon Harron
Died 21 October 1972, aged 32
Shot and fatally wounded by a terrorist stopped in a stolen car.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

R/Con Joseph Calvin
Died 17 November 1972, aged 51
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while going off duty.

A/Const Robert Keys
Died 28 November 1972, aged 55
Killed by terrorists firing a rocket- propelled grenade at his station.

Const James Alexander Nixon
Died 13 December 1972, aged 49
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty leaving a hotel.

Const George Chambers
Died 15 December 1972, aged 44
Shot dead by terrorists, evacuating the area of a suspect car bomb.
R/Con Henry James Sandford
Died 14 January 1973, aged 34
Fatally injured on mobile patrol when a terrorist landmine exploded.
Const Mervyn Samuel Wilson, 23
Sgt David William Dorsett, 37

Died 14 January 1973
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while taking a break.

Const Samuel Culbert Hyndman
Died 22 January 1973, aged 23
Accidentally shot off duty when an officer dropped his police revolver.
Const Charles Hamilton Morrison
Died 8 February 1973, aged 26
Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while dealing with a traffic accident.
Const William Raymond Wylie
Died 27 February 1973, aged 25
Fatally shot in a gun battle when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

A/Const Ronald Macauley
Died 25 March 1973, aged 44
Fatally shot in a gun battle when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

Const David Purvis
Died 5 June 1973, aged 22
Fatally shot while on foot patrol by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con William John McElveen
Died 13 August 1973, aged 36
Fatally shot while off duty at work by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

Const John Campbell Harris
Died 10 October 1973, aged 42
Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when going off duty.

R/Con William Edward Campbell
Died 16 October 1973, aged 27
Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Con John Doherty
Died 28 October 1973, aged 31
Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.

Const Robert Megaw
Died 1 December 1973, aged 29
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Con George Maurice Rolston
Died 11 December 1973, aged 37
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while going on duty.

D/Con (Rtd) Ivan Acheson Johnston
Died 15 December 1973, aged 34
A former officer, abducted by terrorists and found shot dead two days later.

Const Michael Joseph Logue
Died 29 December 1973, aged 21
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while attending a crime scene.

R/Con John Molyneaux Rodgers
Died 26 January 1974, aged 49
Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

R/Con William Raymond Baggley
Died 29 January 1974, aged 42
Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

Const Robert James McIntyre
Died 4 February 1974, aged 41
Collapsed and died on duty while exercising in a gym.

Const Thomas Ian McClinton
Died 2 March 1974, aged 28
Shot dead on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

Const Cyril John Wilson
Died 17 March 1974, aged 36
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

Sgt Frederick Robinson
Died 19 March 1974, aged 40
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.
A/Const Thomas George McCall
Died 16 April 1974, aged 33
Shot dead at a security barrier by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

Const Brian Edmund Bell, 29
Const John Malcolm Ross, 40

Died 10 May 1974
Fatally shot from behind at close range by terrorists while on patrol.
Const John Harrison Forsythe
Died 18 June 1974, aged 30
Killed while investigating a bomb left by terrorists, when it exploded.

R/Con William John Rea
Died 20 June 1974, aged 58
After the pursuit of a stolen car he collapsed and died of heart failure.
Sgt Daniel Joseph O`Connor
Died 22 June 1974, aged 35
Shot dead while on parade duty by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con Ronald Alexander Winder
Died 3 August 1974, aged 45
Collapsed and died after attending a call while on mobile patrol.

D/Insp Peter Augustine Flanagan
Died 23 August 1974, aged 47
Fatally shot on duty in a public house when targeted by terrorists.
Insp William Elliot
Died 6 September 1974, aged 48
Shot dead attempting to arrest armed terrorist bank robbers.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

R/Con Arthur Sterling Henderson
Died 8 October 1974, aged 30
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb while checking a suspect car.

Const Robert William Forde
Died 20 November 1974, aged 29
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb examining a bomb scene.
Const David James A. McNeice
Died 14 December 1974, aged 19
Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while leaving a crime scene.

Sgt George Coulter
Died 31 January 1975, aged 43
Shot dead on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

WR/Con Mildred Ann Harrison
Died 16 March 1975, aged 26
Killed by the explosion of a terrorist bomb left at a pub while on patrol.
D/Sgt John Wilson Crockett
Died 5 April 1975, aged 41
Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when going off duty.
Holder of the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct.

Const Albert Edward Saunderson
Died 11 April 1975, aged 45
Died of injuries sustained while going on duty 1974 when hit by a stolen car.
Const Paul Radcliffe Gray
Died 10 May 1975, aged 20
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while on foot patrol on the City wall.

Const Noel Saunderson Davis
Died 24 May 1975, aged 22
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left in a stolen vehicle.

Const Norman McDowell
Died 5 June 1975, aged 35
Fatally injured in a road accident when his police vehicle crashed.

D/Con Andrew Johnston
Died 7 July 1975, aged 26
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left at a school burglary.

Const Robert John McPherson
Died 26 July 1975, aged 25
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while investigating two suspects.
Posthumously awarded the Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct.
R/Con (Rtd) William A. Meaklin
Died 15 August 1975, aged 28
A former RUC officer, abducted by terrorists, tortured and shot dead.
Const Adrian Noel Johnston
Died 11 September 1975, aged 19
Fatally shot on guard duty when a colleague accidentally fired his gun.
D/Con David Smyth Love
Died 6 October 1975, aged 45
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left at a crime scene.

R/Con Alexander Andrew Baird
Died 14 October 1975, aged 37
Fatally wounded by a terrorist bomb left under a security barrier hut.

R/Con Joseph James Clements
Died 16 November 1975, aged 48
Fatally injured by a terrorist landmine attending a crime scene.
WR/Con Margaret Cherry Campbell
Died 21 November 1975, aged 24
Fatally injured when struck by a car assisting at an accident scene.

R/Con Samuel John Clarke, 53
Sgt Patrick Maxwell, 34

Died 25 November 1975
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while delivering a death message.
Const Francis George W. Sullivan
Died 19 December 1975, aged 31
Fatally injured when hit by a vehicle which failed to stop at a checkpoint.
R/Con William James Clifford Evans
Died 5 January 1976, aged 30
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
Insp George Mclean Bell, 54
D/Con Neville Cummings, 37

Died 22 January 1976
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb while examining a shotgun.

Insp William Henry Murtagh
Died 7 February 1976, aged 31
Sgt James William Blakely
Died 6 February 1976, aged 42
Shot dead from behind by terrorist gunmen while on foot patrol.
R/Con William George Victor Hamer
Died 12 February 1976, aged 30
Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Con William Parker Scott
Died 20 April 1976, aged 44
Collapsed and died searching for gunmen for attacking his neighbour.

R/Con William Ronald Crooks
Died 23 April 1976, aged 30
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Sgt Ronald Andrew McMahon
Died 28 April 1976, aged 37
Fatally injured in a road accident responding to an emergency call.
Sgt Henry Francis Keys,27
R/Con Thomas Henry Evans, 33
R/Con Francis Joseph Kettyles, 39

Died 15 May 1976
Killed examining a crime scene by a terrorist booby-trap bomb.

Sgt James Hunter
Died 15 May 1976, aged 33
Shot dead on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
R/Con Kenneth David Nelson
Died 16 May 1976, aged 28
Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while off duty at home.
Const John William A. McCambridge
Died 22 May 1976, aged 21
Shot dead while off duty when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

D/Con Ronald Edwin McAdam
Died 2 June 1976, aged 31
Fatally shot while off duty when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

WR/Con Linda Emmeline Baggley
Died 2 June 1976, aged 19
Shot on patrol at close range and fatally injured by terrorist gunmen.

D/Insp William George Heasley
Died 12 July 1976, aged 35
Killed in a road accident when his police vehicle crashed.

A/Const Thomas Cush
Died 31 July 1976, aged 60
Shot dead by a terrorist sniper while on duty at a security barrier.

Const James Jude Heaney
Died 26 August 1976, aged 20
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his mother's house.

Sgt Albert Craig
Died 18 September 1976, aged 33
Fatally shot while on duty by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con Arthur McKay
Died 8 October 1976, aged 42
Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left in abandoned stolen car.

D/Con Noel Michael McCabe QGM
Died 2 November 1976, aged 25
Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while on mobile patrol.

R/Con Joseph Scott
Died 3 December 1976, aged 49
Shot dead off duty working as a traffic warden by terrorist gunmen.
Const Norman Windsor H. Campbell
Died 15 December 1976, aged 19
Fatally shot at a security barrier by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con Samuel Graham Armour
Died 22 December 1976, aged 37
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.
R/Con William James Greer
Died 4 January 1977, aged 27
Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.
D/Con Patrick Liam McNulty
Died 27 January 1977, aged 30
Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while leaving his car at a garage.
R/Con Robert James Harrison
Died 5 February 1977, aged 50
Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while checking a false crime report.

R/Con Samuel McKane
Died 13 February 1977, aged 33
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush when returning home from duty.

Insp James Harold Cobb
Died 24 February 1977, aged 38
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while at a security barrier.

Sgt Joseph Patrick Campbell
Died 25 February 1977, aged 48
Shot by an unknown gunman while closing the gates at an RUC station.
Const William David Brown
Died 13 March 1977, aged 18
Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.
Const John T. McCracken, 22
Const Kenneth William Sheehan, 19

Died 8 April 1977
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen in a vehicle, which they stopped.

R/Con Robert George North
Died 20 May 1977, aged 52
Shot dead by terrorist gunmen, off duty working as a school bus driver.
Sgt (Rtd) Christopher Shaw
Died 21 May 1977, aged 63
A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen at his house.

Const Samuel Dereck Davison, 24
Const Kenneth Norman Lynch, 22
R/Con Hugh Henry Martin, 58

Died 2 June 1977
Shot dead when their mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
D/Con Colin John Graham, 25
D/Sgt Adam Kennedy McPherson, 47

Died 11 June 1977
Fatally injured in a road accident when their car collided with a lorry.
R/Con David James Morrow
Died 6 July 1977, aged 36
Fatally shot putting out traffic cones by terrorists in a passing vehicle.
Sgt Thomas John Orr
Died 12 October 1977, aged 38
Collapsed and died during an anti-ambush training exercise.

R/Con (Rtd) Herbert John Anderson
Died 18 October 1977, aged 61
A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen, driving his taxi.
Const James Hill
Died 13 January 1978, aged 23
Died of severe burns received while rescuing his children from a fire.

R/Con Gordon Hedley Crothers
Died 17 February 1978, aged 31
One of twelve people killed when a terrorist bomb exploded in a hotel.
Const Charles Malcolm Simpson
Died 28 February 1978, aged 26
Fatally shot when his mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.
R/Con John Wilson Moore
Died 15 April 1978, aged 57
Killed when a terrorist landmine exploded under his car at his home.
D/Con Laird Millar McAllister
Died 22 April 1978, aged 36
Shot dead off duty by terrorist gunmen who called at his home.

Const Thomas John Nesbitt
Died 15 May 1978, aged 49
Killed in a road accident driving a police vehicle which crashed.
R/Con Robert Albert J. Struthers
Died 16 June 1978, aged 19
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty working in a shop.

Const Hugh McConnell
Died 17 June 1978, aged 32
Shot dead when his mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

A/Const William Herbert Turbitt
Died 17 June 1978, aged 46
Shot with McConnell and abducted, his body being recovered on 9 July.
R/Con Jacob Rankin
Died 4 July 1978, aged 37
Fatally shot while on foot patrol by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con John Lamont
Died 2 August 1978, aged 21
Fatally shot while on foot patrol by terrorists in a passing vehicle.

R/Con Howard George Donaghy
Died 11 September 1978, aged 24
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty building his house.

Const Richard Alan Baird, 28
Const Paul Moore Gray, 25
R/Con Robert Archibald Lockhart, 44
Const Noel Alexander Webb, 30

Died 17 April 1979
Killed while on mobile patrol by the detonation of a terrorist car bomb.
R/Con (Rtd) Frederick John Lutton
Died 1 May 1979, aged 39
A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen at his workplace.
D/Con Norman Samuel Prue
Died 6 May 1979, aged 29
Shot dead while sat in a car when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

R/Con David Stanley Wray
Died 20 May 1979, aged 50
Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while attending church off duty.

R/Con David Allen Dunne
Died 2 June 1979, aged 36
Fatally shot off duty near his home by terrorists in a passing vehicle.
Supt Stanley Hanna, 47
Const Kevin Thompson, 22

Died 3 June 1979
Killed investigating a crime scene when a terrorist landmine exploded.
R/Con John Henry Scott
Died 22 June 1979, aged 49
Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.

R/Con (Rtd) James Wright
Died 27 July 1979, aged 48
A former RUC officer, killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb.
Const George Samuel Walsh
Died 31 July 1979, aged 50
Fatally shot while sat in a police car by terrorists in a passing vehicle.
Const Derek Kerr Davidson
Died 2 August 1979, aged 26
Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush
while checking a false crime report.

Sgt William Walter Pollock
Died 3 August 1979, aged 33
Fatally injured in a police Landrover involved in a road traffic accident.
Const John Gerald Davidson
Died 18 November 1979, aged 28
Fatally shot by terrorists firing on a police Landrover leaving the station.
R/Con StanleyOsborne Hazelton
Died 22 December 1979, aged 52
Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.​
This isn't a pissing contest.
 
volume 1, p.115.

Undated, but in the section regarding the SG post-MOTORMAN. Whether this is 1969 period graffiti or a comment on PIRA and MOTORMAN is not made clear as far as I can see. The 'Provo' appears to have been added later, so it may well be earlier scrawlings updated?? Apologies for the poor quality of the photo but my office lighting is such that short of blu-tacking the book to the light fitting I wasn't getting rid of the extra light in it (my office machine hasn't the usual photo editing facility for some bizarre reason).


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You'd need to be real 'spotter' to date that from what's in the photo. Mebbe the round fore-end stock on the weapon, or the pattern of flak jacket could give a clue to a not-before date?

And even were one to do so, if it's a photo taken in Bogside (of a single instance of that slogan), it doesn't translate into 'widespread in Belfast' at any time.
 
Other than stuff like that, I never saw them in the city
Take a look at the fatality stats for 1972. They are double those for any other year.

I don't think anyone (this includes me) who wasn't there can hope to get a real sense of the intensity of the violence during that period, but if you dig around you'll find photos of .30" on the streets, and footsoldiers in fire positions in the 'burbs of W Belfast with GPMGs trailing substantial quantities of link.

It feels strange, to the point of being almost surreal.
 
You'd need to be real 'spotter' to date that from what's in the photo. Mebbe the round fore-end stock on the weapon, or the pattern of flak jacket could give a clue to a not-before date?

And even were one to do so, if it's a photo taken in Bogside (of a single instance of that slogan), it doesn't translate into 'widespread in Belfast' at any time.
Indeed - I (very) vaguely know Hanley and would be surprised if his research had been less than rigorous in coming to the view that I Ran Away wasn't as widespread as popularly supposed.
 

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