Tweets in memory of those some want forgotten. “We will act as terrorists” PIRA statement 1976.

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OnThisDayTheIRA retweeted
#OnThisDay in 1971 the IRA murdered Mary (Mamie) Thompson, 61. Married @salvationarmyuk member killed +1 badly injured, when wall at Dublin Rd citadel collapsed on her & other members after an IRA bomb & blaze next door. They’d served tea to firemen - trying to save property #OTD
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OnThisDayTheIRA retweeted
#OnThisDay in 1972 the IRA murdered Samuel White, 32. Married father of 1. Protestant. His shot & stabbed body was found 2am, Short Strand, by army. Beaten & with severe head injury. Last seen alive at work 5pm Newtownabbey. Spate of sectarian murders nitter.fdn.fr/OnThisDayPIRA/st… #OTD
#OnThisDay in 1972 the IRA murdered Samuel (Sammy) James Hamilton, 50. Lived with his elderly mother. Coppersmith with Harland+Wolff. Shot in head & found by children, in Comber St, off Newtownards Rd. Protestant maybe murdered in sectarian reprisal for UDA murder. Unclaimed #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 2000 the IRA murdered Trevor Kell, 35. Married father, Protestant Taxi driver; 2nd night in job, shot 11:30pm, lured to Hesketh Rd, off Crumlin Rd, Belfast. Not admitted. Same batch of bullets used in IRA Johnston/Graham murders, Lurgan irishexaminer.com/news/arid-… #OTD
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Another picture of Mr Kell, with kind and appreciated permission from his family.
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#OnThisDay in 1972 the IRA murdered William John Bogle, 27. Married father of 3. Off duty UDR fired on outside Killeter post office. Wife went to post office leaving husband & children - 3, 4 & 8 months in car. He rushed from car from IRA attack, shot x3 dying in wife’s arms #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1972 the IRA murdered William Bell, 30, Protestant father shot repairing house for NIHE, Ardoyne, mistaken for sniper. Widow: “I’m really sorry for the soldier who shot my husband by mistake. It would never have happened if the IRA didn’t shoot at the soldiers” #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1991 the IRA planted a large van bomb estimated at 1200lbs, Glengall St, Belfast. 16+ people injured & severe damage to surrounding buildings including the Europa Hotel & Opera House, near the @uuponline offices #OTD apnews.com/article/44c7897bc…
Economic killings & the IRA Directing a legitimate business & offerering their community employment "They represent and maintain economic interests" claimed the IRA so they murdered them (with/without citing other excuses) Only IRA replacement; criminality onthisdaypira.blogspot.com/2…
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#OnThisDay in 1990 the IRA murdered David Andrew Shiels, 30. Married father of 4 week old son. Bakery worker. Shot as he stepped out of his mobile home at Crew Rd, Maghera, to feed his dog. Claim he was in RUC/UDR untrue. Widow speaks on audio link: wavetraumacentre.org.uk/stor… #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1992 the IRA planted bombs in Manchester, injuring 65+ civilians, some very seriously. 1st was near the Tax office, 8:40am during busy time. Warning only received after explosion. 2nd was near the Cathedral - Location given incorrect. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ma… #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1979 the IRA murdered William Wright, 58. Married father of 3. Off duty chief prison officer at Crumlin Rd jail shot x6 in back as he arrived home, off Ballygomartin Rd, after work. Inquest told he varied route going to and from work. nitter.fdn.fr/OnThisDayPIRA/st… #OTD
Prison Officers & the PIRA "He has to maintain human relations with men, many of whom have proved themselves less than human "He has become the target of the terrorist & to the qualities needed for his normal work is added the courage of the soldier & the policeman" G Cromey `77
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#OnThisDay in 1976 the IRA murdered Joseph Scott, 49. Married dad of 5. Traffic warden/off duty RUCR shot while on school crossing patrol duty, Dungannon. Shot x3 from behind in middle of road on foggy morning. Children, some going to sit the 11+ “scattered in all directions”#OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1972 the IRA murdered Samuel (Sammy) James Hamilton, 50. Lived with his elderly mother. Coppersmith with Harland+Wolff. Shot in head & found by children, in Comber St, off Newtownards Rd. Protestant maybe murdered in sectarian reprisal for UDA murder. Unclaimed #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1993 the IRA murdered Paul Garrett, 23. Soldier shot on patrol, Keady. Bernard McGinn laughed when sentenced to multiple life terms for, among other crimes, his part in murder. Released July the following year under Belfast Agreement. McGinn found dead Dec 2013 #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1984 the IRA murdered Alistair Ira Slater, 28. SAS/Parachute regiment. Unit intercepted IRA who had planted a landmine near Drumrush Lodge, Kesh. IRA lured security to the scene by a report. 2 IRA killed;1 drowned in river fleeing + 2 captured on way to Donegal #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1982 the IRA murdered James Gibson, 50. Widowed dad of 8. Ulsterbus driver shot after letting school children off, Annaghmore X rds, Coalisland. Bus crashed. “All the youngsters were in hysterics.” Children crawled to emergency exit. Ex-UDR did run 1 in 29 wks. #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1974 the IRA murdered John Maddocks, 32. Married father of 3. Bomb disposal officer murdered. Bomb in milk churn left at home of elderly widow exploded, Derrylin. Son attached wire & hook & pulled it from house. 2nd device found defused #OTD
“Watch for the double trap!” - a short video looking at the common PIRA practice of secondary devices, bombs targeting emergency services responding to a first explosion & even recovering a body
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#OnThisDay in 1990 the IRA murdered Hubert (Bertie) Gilmore, 49. Married father of 3. Digger driver shot as he & wife viewed site of new home. Kilrea. Wife injured. Murderers rammed nurse’s car when she stopped to help. Claimed ex-UDR killed as firm did security work. Untrue #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1973 the IRA murdered Robert Megaw, 29. Married father of 3 sons aged 6,4 & 2. RUC shot in Landrover while on mobile patrol, 8:30 pm, Edward St/Sloan St, Lurgan. He was a close friend of RUC Cyril Wilson, shot in same area 3 mths later. nitter.fdn.fr/onthisdaypira/st… #OTD
#OnThisDay in 1974 the IRA murdered Cyril Wilson, 37. Married father of 1. RUC shot near Craigavon when patrol was on way to genuine emergency call. Close friend of officer murdered in same area 15 wks earlier. 1 of the RUC mourners at his funeral was murdered a week later #OTD
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