About The Author
Albert D. Owens MBE is the Memorial Custodian of the Palace Barracks Memorial Garden in Northern Ireland. A 74-year-old veteran of the Parachute Regiment and former member of the Red Devils.
On This Day
Published On: 23rd April 1984Private Neil Clarke of the 2nd Battalion, the Queen's Regiment, was with an armoured patrol in Bishop Street in Derry when rioters struck with sweet jar petrol bombs. Clarke jumped out of the back of his Land Rover as his uniform caught fire and IRA sniper Paddy Deery opened fire. Clarke was hit in the head and died instantly. He Continue Reading →