. He died in an IRA RPG attack on his Saracen armoured car in Servia Street, Lower Falls area. He was the gunner inside the vehicle and was the first soldier to die from such a weapon. The rocket hit the turret of the Saracen and he suffered severe head injuries and died 45 minutes later. Other soldiers in the Saracen suffered shrapnel wounds and hearing damage. The driver of the Saracen although injured himself drove the vehicle to the nearby Royal Victoria Hospital. He came from Blackburn, aged 23 and had been married for only 2 months.
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Published On: 26th February 1976Stabbed to death by the IRA near his home. His throat had been cut twice. He had been staying with neighbours to avoid attack but was killed when he went home to feed his dog. The terrorists left a booby trap device to kill members of the Security Forces arriving at the scene. Fortunately it was detonated by livestock. His Continue Reading →
Published On: 26th February 2010Sergeant Fox was killed by an improvised explosive device while on a foot patrol in southern Nad ‘Ali, Helmand province. Sergeant Paul Fox Sergeant Paul Fox, from St Ives, was born in Manchester on 16 December 1975. He joined the Army and entered the Corps of Royal Engineers in August 1994 and was trained as a Combat Engineer and Welder Continue Reading →