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.
28th April 2014
31st October 2012
10th May 2013
On This Day
Published On: 24th June 2003Aged 23, he came from Northallerton in Yorkshire and was single. Ben Hyde joined the Army in June 2001 and was posted to 156 Provost Company in March 2002, where he served with the Parachute Provost Platoon. A qualified radio operator, he was on his first operational tour. His father John issued the following statement: Ben was an extremely charismatic Continue Reading →
Published On: 24th June 2003Aged 41, he came from Chessington in Surrey, and was single. Sergeant Hamilton-Jewell was known to his friends as ‘HJ’. The Platoon Sergeant of the Parachute Provost Platoon, he joined the Army in August 1988 and joined 156 Provost Company in March 2002. He had previously served as a soldier in the Territorial Army from 1979 to 1988. He had Continue Reading →