Op Banner photos - some memories for the old and bold

I wonder what I'd get for my tribal map of Londonderry, mid 80's. It was fabloned and then soaked in water to take the back off leaving the detail on the fablon. This makes it water proof and can be folded up really small - as used by the SAS;)
The SAS needed Maps.....................well I never.....
 
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Post OP Banner but the final victims of the cowards on the other side.
 
A bit like a future Chief Constable of Humberside Police - Lt Tim Hollis, 3 Para and his patrol of 3 landrovers invading the Irish Republic on the 7th May 1976 then.
I suppose.

Edit: I’m genuinely surprised that I’ve never heard of this before now. Do you have a link? I think it might have been SP Coy given the name. They were based in Newry I believe.
 
I suppose.

Edit: I’m genuinely surprised that I’ve never heard of this before now. Do you have a link? I think it might have been SP Coy given the name. They were based in Newry I believe.
Sorry no. It was in Brigadier Peter Mortons book Emergency Tour 3 Para in South Armagh published in 1989. He was CO 3 Para in 1976. According to the book the patrol was escorting the RUC to Meet up with the Garda to conduct the handover of a consignment of explosives produced in the south, but used for quarying in Ulster. Lt Timbo assumed that the RUC knew the way as this was a regular job. As they say, 'never assume' and in this case they were right as they ended up in the Republic.

Edit. It doesn't say what company the patrol was from but the incident was in the vicinity of the Kileem Customs Post and was on the main road to Dublin.
 
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Sorry no. It was in Brigadier Peter Mortons book Emergency Tour 3 Para in South Armagh published in 1989. He was CO 3 Para in 1976. According to the book the patrol was escorting the RUC to Meet up with the Garda to conduct the handover of a consignment of explosives produced in the south, but used for quarying in Ulster. Lt Timbo assumed that the RUC knew the way as this was a regular job. As they say, 'never assume' and in this case they were right as they ended up in the Republic.
Thanks. Yes “Mary” Morton was the CO for that tour and I’ve read his book but many, many years ago.
 
Sorry no. It was in Brigadier Peter Mortons book Emergency Tour 3 Para in South Armagh published in 1989. He was CO 3 Para in 1976. According to the book the patrol was escorting the RUC to Meet up with the Garda to conduct the handover of a consignment of explosives produced in the south, but used for quarying in Ulster. Lt Timbo assumed that the RUC knew the way as this was a regular job. As they say, 'never assume' and in this case they were right as they ended up in the Republic.

Edit. It doesn't say what company the patrol was from but the incident was in the vicinity of the Kileem Customs Post and was on the main road to Dublin.
Is that the same tour that Tony Clarke wrote his book about?
 

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