4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards

Trooper Geoffrey Knipe

7 August 1972 Trooper Geoffrey Knipe 24, (4/7RDG) was killed when driving a Ferret Armoured Fighting Vehicle on the ring road in Armagh city. The vehicle was being stoned by a mob consisting mainly of children when a brick passed through the vision hatch, smashed the windscreen and hit him in the head fracturing his scull. When an ambulance arrived it was stoned as well.

For information about "The Regimental Museum" of the 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards, please contact: Curator: Captain (Retd) Alan Henshall 3 Tower Street York YO1 9SB Tel: 01904 642036 Click here for their website