Killed by the IRA using a Mark 12 mortar, a type of home made weapon used for the first time. The missile, a horizontal firing mortar bomb hit the landrover as it moved off from temporary traffic lights. Originally from Lancashire Paul had previous service with The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment. The driver of the vehicle Private Roger Love died three days later in hospital. Three of their colleagues were injured, one lost a leg above the knee. 190th UDR soldier to be killed.
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Published On: 6th March 2012Private Anthony ‘Anton’ Frampton, 20, was from Huddersfield. Prior to joining the Army, Private Frampton attended Royds Hall High School, Huddersfield. On leaving school he spent a period as an apprentice welder before deciding to join the Army. Private Frampton joined the Army in January 2009 before passing out of training in August 2009 and joining the 3rd Battalion The Continue Reading →
Published On: 6th March 2012Private Daniel Wade, 20, was from Warrington. He joined the Army in January 2011 and arrived in the Battalion in July 2011. He was immediately placed onto a Warrior driving cadre, which he passed with flying colours. It did not take him long to establish himself as one of the best drivers in the Company. Furthermore, Private Wade was an Continue Reading →
Published On: 6th March 2012Sergeant Nigel Coupe was a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, who was attached to 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment as a Warrior Sergeant in 7 Platoon, Corunna Company. Sergeant Coupe, 33, was from Lytham Saint Annes, Lancashire. He joined the Army in January 1996 and was enlisted into The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment which subsequently Continue Reading →
Published On: 6th March 1980Ambushed by IRA gunmen as he fed cattle. His body was found in the field and had been hit eight times, six shots fired into his body as he lay on the ground. His neighbour Thomas Armstrong, a serving UDR soldier was shot dead the previous Good Friday. Henry lived with his elderly widowed mother nearby and she heard the Continue Reading →
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