Body of former soldier, 42, lay in van parked at pub for FOUR MONTHS

#1
R.I.P. Stand down soldier


"The body of a former soldier lay undiscovered in a van parked at a pub for four months despite attempts by the landlord to have the vehicle removed.
Paul O'Brien, from Cambridge, who fought in the first Gulf War and served two tours in Northern Ireland, was found in the back of the vehicle after it was towed away by the council.
The 42-year-old, who once carried the body of his best friend for five miles after he was killed on a reconnaissance mission in Southern Ireland, has been described as a 'kind man.'




Body of former soldier, 42, lay in van parked at pub for FOUR MONTHS | Mail Online
 
#2
"killed on a reconnaissance mission in Southern Ireland"

A new one on me.
 
#6
RIP Mate

As for Border Xing, it happened quite often on my last tour. A Sergeant who shall remain nameless made a habit of crossing said border to antagonise the usual overweight Garda officers who would huff and puff up the hill just in time to watch the multiple bomb burst back into Ulster. After a couple on instances they wised up and within days full colour piccies of said Sergeant had been placed on the Commanding Officers desk by the RUC liaison officer.
 
#8
R.I.P. Stand down soldier



The 42-year-old, who once carried the body of his best friend for five miles after he was killed on a reconnaissance mission in Southern Ireland, has been described as a 'kind man.'
Sounds like "Bog Trotter Two Zero" to me.
 
#9
Where's Tropper when you need an authenticated recollection of what happens in those "unlikely but true aspects of life" of which mere mortals can only imagine.
 
#12
given the quality of journalism could they mean South Armagh?

Still bit of a long way to take someone to an HLS
 

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#13
Its The Mail, so expect it to be embellished with nonsense designed to provoke a reaction.

What is clear though, is that some unfortunate has gone to meet his maker in an unfortunate manner, keep that, and the fact this is in CA, in mind.
 
#14
There may be a modicum of truth in the story as at one time patrols from Crossmaglen and Forkhill were being engaged, from across the border, by an ASU using an M60 machine gun which caused a few casualties. When I was there there were certainly rumours that the SAS had, on more that one occasion, ventured South in an attempt to ambush them. That said, it was only rumours. There was also the Puma incident when an RAF Puma was clearly identified dropping troops of well within the Republic which caused a bit of a diplomatic incident. So, there may have been some truth in the Old Boys war stories.
 
#16
There may be a modicum of truth in the story as at one time patrols from Crossmaglen and Forkhill were being engaged, from across the border, by an ASU using an M60 machine gun which caused a few casualties. When I was there there were certainly rumours that the SAS had, on more that one occasion, ventured South in an attempt to ambush them. That said, it was only rumours. There was also the Puma incident when an RAF Puma was clearly identified dropping troops of well within the Republic which caused a bit of a diplomatic incident. So, there may have been some truth in the Old Boys war stories.
I remember the Puma incident. I was a Lynx crewman and we had to go out and collect the guys in a two ship.


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#19
My history master used to tell a tale of being sent to the gates of Aldergrove (he was a taxi driver before he was a teacher) where he picked up two chaps in civvies who told him to drive towards Derry. Approaching the destination, they took him off onto backroads for a bit until they eventually crossed the border into Donegal. They directed him to a rural road junction, where they got out... And two other chaps got in, asking to be returned to Aldergrove. Job completed the "new" passengers paid, including a modest tip.

No real notion of the veracity.
 
#20
Just read the article. Which one of you w*nkers gave that quote to the press? One of his friends who didn't want to give his name said '.........'. Good skills.
 

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