#OnThisDay in 1981 the IRA murdered Gerry Rowland, 40. Married father of 6. Catholic civilian shot at illegal road block, 10pm, in front of his 16 year old son, while helping a friend (ex UDR man) search for his missing lorry & driver as he knew area. Ballsmills, Crossmaglen #OTD
#OnThisDay in 1979 the IRA murdered Peter leslie Woolmore, 21. Soldier murdered in washroom when Newtownhamilton RUC-Army barracks mortared. Homes & businesses also hit. Locals used bare hands to free people from rubble, including an 82 year old trapped in debris #OTD
#OnThisDay in 1974 the IRA murdered Frederick Robinson, 40. Married father of 3. Off duty RUC putting Mini car in garage for night when booby trap exploded, Greenisland. Wife & children 5 yrs & under in house. Attended funeral hours before of RUC Cyril Wilson murdered by IRA #OTD
Today in 1988
Corporal Derek Wood aged 24, and Corporal David Howes, aged 23, both of the Royal Corps of Signals, were savagely beaten and murdered by a Republican mob attending a funeral in Belfast.
Lest we ever Forget these brave young men murdered by cowards 🏴🇬🇧
Today 33 years ago
British Army corporals Derek Wood and David Howes were murdered by the Provisional IRA on 19 March 1988 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in what was one of the most gruesome murders ever carried out during the troubles
LWF Fallen Operation Banner Colleagues.
#OnThisDay in 1986 the IRA murdered David Allen Mulley, 20. Soldier murdered on foot patrol when a bomb was detonated at a derelict pub, Castlewellan. Pregnant woman in flat next to pub treated for shock & her daughter (5) for head injuries. Some cheered.
#OnThisDay in 1974 the IRA murdered Michael Joseph Ryan, 23. Soldier in 2/2 vehicles shot 5pm Brandywell, by garand rifle. His parents were Catholics of Irish extraction. One teenager convicted in relation to the murder went on to become a Sinn Fein councillor in Londonderry #OTD
18th March, 2011
Private Daniel Prior, aged 27 from Peacehaven, and of The Parachute Regiment, died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, from wounds sustained in an IED blast 2 days previously in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand Province
Lest we ever Forget this brave young man 🏴🇬🇧
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#OnThisDay in 1973 the IRA murdered Michael Gay, 20. Soldier murdered when a bomb detonated by wire exploded in front of Land Rover he was in. Parkanaur, Dungannon. The vehicle was lifted into the air & dumped back on road. Another soldier miraculously escaped serious injury #OTD
Today in 2012
Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac attack during a football match between Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, shown live on television
Despite his heart stopping for 78 minutes, Fabrice made a full recovery, amazing 👏
#OnThisDay in 1974 the IRA murdered Roy Alan Bedford, 22. 1 of 2 para soldiers murdered. They were on 4 man foot patrol returning after a vehicle checkpoint in rural area, Moybane, Crossmaglen. Ambushed by around 10 IRA terrorists with automatic weapons from both sides of rd #OTD
#OnThisDay in 1974 the IRA murdered Philip (Pablo) Douglas James, 22. Lance-Corporal from Plymouth. A 3rd member of the patrol; Edward Aubertin was seriously injured, while the unhurt soldier raised the alarm so a helicopter could airlift him & wounded colleague from scene #OTD