Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Operation Banner

Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces’ operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007. It was initially deployed at the request of the unionist government of Northern Ireland to support the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).

After the 1998 Belfast Agreement, the operation was gradually scaled down. Its role was to assert the authority of the government of the United Kingdom in Northern Ireland.

Felix Memorial Garden

This small garden is situated in Thiepval Barracks. It commemorates those of 321 EOD Company Royal Army Ordnance Corps who died in service undertaking bomb disposal in Northern Ireland. The garden features a mural of Belfast by Kelvin Hunter, along with benches, a...

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LCpl Mervyn Johnson

Mervyn Johnson killed on 15/02/1993 aged 38 Off duty. Shot outside his home, Highfern Gardens, Highfield, Belfast. Shot by the IRA in Belfast as he was wheeling a child's bicycle to his mother in laws house a few doors from his own home.A car drew A car drew up along...

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L/Cpl Norman Duncan

Shot dead by the IRA while driving a civilianised mini bus in civilian clothes in the Waterside area of Londonderry

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Kegworth Air Disater

The Kegworth air disaster occurred when a Boeing 737-400 crashed on to the embankment of the M1 motorway near Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, while attempting to make an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport on 8 January 1989. British Midland Flight 92 was on...

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Pte Frederick Starrett

Died of wounds sustained when the PIRA detonated a 200 lb command wire bomb, concealed behind hoarding at a building site on Royal Ave, Belfast. Both Pte Starrett and Pte James Cummings, who died at the scene, were on duty at the security gates near the junction with...

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Pte James Cummings

Killed in an explosion detonated by command wire. He and a colleague, Pte Frederick Starrett, who died from his wounds, were on duty at the security gate in the city centre at the junction of Royal Ave and North Street. The PIRA had planted a 200 lb bomb behind...

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LCpl Alan Johnston

Shot dead by the IRA as he arrived at work in a local factory. One gunman opened fire at close range and then fled with another man in a hijacked car. The pair had taken over a house near the joinery works the previous night and before the shooting had tied up the...

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Mr Douglas McElhinney

Mr Douglas McElhinney Aged 42. Ex UDR. Shot dead by INLA while outside a friends house in Glenvale Road,Londonderry on the 25th February 1985.

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Sgt Paul Oram

Killed in gun battle between undercover British Army members and Irish Republican Army (IRA) members, Dunloy, near Ballymoney, County Antrim.

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INLA kill 11 soldiers, six civilians at Droppin’ Well

The bombing of the Droppin' Well bar in Ballykelly was described by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "One of the most horrific crimes in Ulster's tragic history". Eleven soldiers and six civilians were killed when a bomb exploded during a disco in the pub....

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Cpl D P Salthouse

The bombing of the Droppin' Well bar in Ballykelly was described by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "One of the most horrific crimes in Ulster's tragic history". Eleven soldiers and six civilians were killed when a bomb exploded during a disco in the pub....

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Pte Paul Delaney

The bombing of the Droppin' Well bar in Ballykelly was described by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "One of the most horrific crimes in Ulster's tragic history". Eleven soldiers and six civilians were killed when a bomb exploded during a disco in the pub....

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Pte Neil Williams

The bombing of the Droppin' Well bar in Ballykelly was described by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "One of the most horrific crimes in Ulster's tragic history". Eleven soldiers and six civilians were killed when a bomb exploded during a disco in the pub....

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L/Cpl David Wilson-Stitt

The bombing of the Droppin' Well bar in Ballykelly was described by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "One of the most horrific crimes in Ulster's tragic history". Eleven soldiers and six civilians were killed when a bomb exploded during a disco in the pub....

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Pte David Murray

The bombing of the Droppin' Well bar in Ballykelly was described by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "One of the most horrific crimes in Ulster's tragic history". Eleven soldiers and six civilians were killed when a bomb exploded during a disco in the pub....

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L/Cpl Clinton Collins

The bombing of the Droppin' Well bar in Ballykelly was described by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "One of the most horrific crimes in Ulster's tragic history". Eleven soldiers and six civilians were killed when a bomb exploded during a disco in the pub....

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Memorial Book

On This Day

Rifleman Daniel Coffey
Northern Ireland Rifleman Daniel Coffey
Published On: 27th February 2007
Rifleman Coffey, 21, died as a result of injuries sustained during a patrol in north Basra. He was returning to his base at the Shatt-Al-Arab Hotel after taking part in a task mentoring the Iraqi Police Service when his patrol was ambushed by two gunmen. Rifleman Coffey was on top cover providing protection for the patrol vehicles when he came Continue Reading

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