Grenadier Guards


Captain Robert Nairac. G.C. Aged 29. In January 1976, at the height of the vicious undercover war with the IRA, Captain Robert Nairac, a devout Catholic, student of Irish history and robust singer of Irish rebel songs, was released from his duties with the Grenadier Guards and seconded to the SAS with the specific task of intelligence liaison. With his black Labrador for company, he was posted to the most dangerous area of operations, the 'bandit country' of South Armagh. After months of knife-edge operations undercover, Capt Nairac was snatched from the Three Step Inn a South Armagh pub where he had arranged to meet a contact; he was driven across the border into the Irish Republic, interrogated and shot. read full story here  Even his captors admit he died like a hero, and he was posthumously awarded Britain's second highest military honour, the George Cross.


Guardsman Graham Duggan. Aged 22. Killed while on foot patrol in the Crossmaglen area of South Armagh, A van driving past the patrol suddenly opened fire with automatic weapons killing three members of the patrol on the 21.12.1978.


Guardsman Kevin Johnson Aged 20. Killed while on foot patrol in the Crossmaglen area of South Armagh, A van driving past the patrol suddenly opened fire with automatic weapons killing three members of the patrol on the 21.12.1978.


Guardsman Glen Ling Aged 18. Killed while on foot patrol in the Crossmaglen area of South Armagh, A van driving past the patrol suddenly opened fire with automatic weapons killing three members of the patrol on the 21.12.1978.


Captain Herbert Westmacott Aged 28. A member of the 22nd Special Air Service, he was killed on a operation to recover an M60 machine gun in Belfast on the 02.05.1980. The terrorist’s surrended to a priest after killing Captain Westmacott.

Captain Herbert Westmacott Aged 28 ----->

[ Captain Herbert Westmacott ]

Guardsman Daniel Blinco Aged 22. Shot dead by a sniper while on foot patrol in South Armagh on the 30.12.1993.