Regimental Sergeant Major Harry Shearer Collapsed and died while playing golf. Former Regimental Sergeant Major Harry Shearer, 60, who survived an IRA bomb blast 25 years ago, suffered a heart attack. He had been competing in an Army tournament in Stirling Mr Shearer, who celebrated his 60th birthday two weeks ago, survived being blown up by a 200lb IRA bomb while serving in County Fermanagh, during the height of the troubles in 1982. Despite the blast, he still managed to chase off the six IRA gunmen who tried to ambush his mates. Latterly, he worked in the Army careers office in Inverness and as a guard at Fort George, Ardersier. He was awarded the British Empire Medal for his recruitment work. He started the Scots Guards Association and was instrumental in organising the Inverness Tattoo over a number of years. Mr Shearer was also at the forefront of organising a cairn memorial for local Falklands War veterans (Extracted from todays P&J) One Hell of a man he will be missed by many. RIP and thanks .