Whilst chatting to a work colleague, the subject of Michael Ryan and the 1987 Hungerford massacre came up. I happened to mention that a chap that worked with my wife was injured during the shootings, to which he suggested that it was a good job that the SAS finished him off when they did. On seeing the look of suprise on my face, he suggested it was fairly common knowledge at the time and was shocked that I hadn't heard the rumour before. I have read a little into the events that took place on the 19 August, and there seems to be a gap of almost five hours between Ryan entering the John OGaunt School, and the time of his suicide. Therefore, it is feasible that troops from the CRW wing could have mobilised and travelled the 80 miles from Hereford to Hungerford, and given him the good news. But how long would it have taken for the relevent authorities to proceed with decisions regarding transfer of power (MACP)? According to the book 'HUNGERFORD - ONE MANS MASSACRE' by Jeremy Josephs, "The Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, holidaying in Cornwall, was kept informed on a special phone line from Downing Street." So, again, it is feasible that the respective decisions could have been made. Can anyone shed any light on this or is it just another urban myth to be consigned to the 'Bullshit File'?