Army Veterans Facing murder charges over Bloody Sunday within two weeks

Do keep up. Kinch stated

But the document he based that on infers that the "just under 7000" figure is incidents involving security forces being fired upon, not the number of incoming rounds. Is what.
3e lists 6142 incidents where single rounds were fired at the military - I don't think it is too much of a leap to take that as 6142 (just under 7000) single rounds. To suggest otherwise would mean that the CLF (Maj Gen) report is saying that there were 6142 incidents where an undetermined number of single shots were fired at the military and that just seems to be of no value at all. EDIT - given that the examples in the NIREP posted above clearly count the number of shots estimated as 'incoming'.

But I don't disagree that the data are wide open to various interpretations - all with some validity - but again, they are what we have from military sources in the period.
 
Do keep up. Kinch stated

But the document he based that on infers that the "just under 7000" figure is incidents involving security forces being fired upon, not the number of incoming rounds. Is what.
Again: so what? The number of incidents, and the number of rounds incoming were routinely under-reported, for reasons already explained.

And the report infers nothing: inferring is something the reader does.

The report doesn't even imply anything - it's just a table of numbers, with no explanation of source, meaning, quality or accuracy.

It's a comfort blanket for the incurious, a goad for the unthinking.

Pick your team :wink:
 
To suggest otherwise would mean that the CLF (Maj Gen) report is saying that there were 6142 incidents where an undetermined number of single shots were fired at the military and that just seems to be of no value at all.
You've clearly never worked in Government :-D

If numbers are to have real value, it is that they should stimulate purposeful action and allow measurement of progress in pursuit of clear goals, in my view.

From the standpoint of most politicians and many CS, that's too unsettling. So, they settle for numbers that indicate activity, as a false proxy for progress, with other numbers to 'show' how difficult is the problem.
 
You've clearly never worked in Government :-D

If numbers are to have real value, it is that they should stimulate purposeful action and allow measurement of progress in pursuit of clear goals, in my view.

From the standpoint of most politicians and many CS, that's too unsettling. So, they settle for numbers that indicate activity, as a false proxy for progress, with other numbers to 'show' how difficult is the problem.
That is exactly what they did, but I have mislaid the document that admits as much, particularly the claims about enemy casualties which, to memory, were "exaggerated for political purposes" (I will,try to find it and post it)
 
KOSB, Stonker, I recall a Bn of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers took over from us October 1979.
My company was located at North Howard Street Mill.
Well it wasn't us: 2RRF - we were 39Bde Res Bn, in Palace Bks, but while I really can't remember when we arrived, it would have been that end of the year, but I can only recall setting foot but once in NHSM, in the full 18mths of that tour
 
Dev (rightly in my jaundiced view) gets a regular kicking, but there’s no doubt he knew how to deal with the IRA. Intern them. And only let them out with a written promise that there would be no return to the armed struggle.
If anyone was released, those on the outside knew that they had given their parole and a promise to refrain.

If you get the right people that is.

May not be well done in the U.K., but during the Irish Civil War 1922/23, the penalty for carrying a firearm was death.

Ireland was tough on the IRA for 3 reasons:
- threat to internal security of the State
- Dev was on the anti-Treaty side so had to be seen to take a hard line
- not give an excuse for the Allies to invade (the IRA were actively working with the Nazis)
 
I was told once by someone who was in Flax Street Mill in either '71 or '72, one of @Busterdog's Battalion, that contacts there were so frequent that if no-one was hit and they hadn't returned any rounds then they didn't report it. Because if they reported it then they would be expected to write it up and they didn't want to do that unless they had to.
Getting back to Bloody Sunday, that is exactly how Maj Loden reacted when a single round was fired at him just before the Paras went through the barriers followed by two of his soldiers shooting a nail bomber, no contact report to his Coy or Bn Ops rooms and no report to Bde.
Bloody Sunday Inquiry Transcript – Day 342 – Tuesday, 10 June 2003
Pages 36 and 37
 
Getting back to Bloody Sunday, that is exactly how Maj Loden reacted when a single round was fired at him just before the Paras went through the barriers followed by two of his soldiers shooting a nail bomber, no contact report to his Coy or Bn Ops rooms and no report to Bde.
Bloody Sunday Inquiry Transcript – Day 342 – Tuesday, 10 June 2003
Pages 36 and 37
. . . and it would, in part, explain why some of those who fired into the crowd that day figured they weren't going to be asked afterwards to give chapter and verse of when, where, who at, and why.
 
My unit, 1KOSB, completed tours in West Belfast 1970, 71, 72 (2), 73.
GPMGs WERE carried on patrol...depending on the mission and/or the level of violence in the area.
With regard to RUC officers accompanying us on certain patrols during those tours... they did... and very brave they were too, especially the Greenfinches - female officers - who we whistled up on several jobs, their presence had a calming influence in certain circumstances.

Brave men and women.

The chaps in funny-coloured berets get into a punch-up with locals and in the course of doing so mislay a GPMG.

Oops!

As the reporter says effectively gifting to the Provies a weapon that can fire 1,000 rounds a minute is a rather serious matter.
 

skid2

LE
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God forbid that professional soldiers knew when they were being shot at!
But from where? One dark and not particularly stormy night.
One kneeling, ready to return fire was tapped on the shoulder. 'Other way, mate'
The difference being 'up'rather than 'down' the road.
 

The chaps in funny-coloured berets get into a punch-up with locals and in the course of doing so mislay a GPMG.

Oops!

As the reporter says effectively gifting to the Provies a weapon that can fire 1,000 rounds a minute is a rather serious matter.
Not as bad as the twat who mislaid a white sifter.
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
If you get the right people that is.

May not be well done in the U.K., but during the Irish Civil War 1922/23, the penalty for carrying a firearm was death.

Ireland was tough on the IRA for 3 reasons:
- threat to internal security of the State
- Dev was on the anti-Treaty side so had to be seen to take a hard line
- not give an excuse for the Allies to invade (the IRA were actively working with the Nazis)
Didn't they shoot the person who wrote 'The riddle of the sands'.
Unlike our unionist government. Devs crew seemed to be pretty good at knowing where and who to scoop in times of need.

A friends grandfather, ancient, barely mobile and stone blind, any time they were rounding up the usual suspects his house was hit.
One occasion I pointed out the absurdity of lifting such an old specimen.
'Ring it in. Kick it upstairs'.
He did. The old fellow was left alone. I think by that stage of the game the fun of embarrassing the crown forces for the cause had long worn off.
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
There is if you've been given one of Blair's "comfort letters".
Well no, it says there isn't enough evidence at the time, but if fresh evidence appears, the matter may be reconsidered.

If the comfort letters are all they're cracked up to be, how come these people aren't all out on crime sprees.
 
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.​
I cannot give that a like for obvious reasons, but they paid heavily.
 
To add to the confusion in Nov(?) 77 on of out bricks (38 Bty) came under fire from a Gordons Sangar and returned 3 rounds fire. No casualties but the bbc reported it next day as an incident in which 27 rounds were fired with no known casualties.
I wonder how that was written up.
 

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