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: 17th February 1978Corden-Lloyd’s battalion was deployed to Northern Ireland in December 1977, at a time when hostilities in the province were at their peak. A few days after their arrival, his troops suffered their first casualties and regular engagements with the Provisional IRA continued over the following weeks. On 17 February, a Green Jackets observation post deployed around the village of Jonesborough Continue Reading →