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.

Sapper Mark Quinsey

Sapper Mark Quinsey

Sapper Quinsey was born in Birmingham in 1985 and joined the Army when he was 19. Following his basic training he attended the combat engineer course at Minley before qualifying as an electrician at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham. He served with...

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Sapper Patrick Azimkar

Sapper Patrick Azimkar

Sapper Azimkar was 21 and came from London. He joined the Royal Engineers in 2005 and completed his basic recruit training and combat engineer course before attending artisan training as a carpenter and joiner. He was posted to 38 Engineer Regiment in Ripon, North...

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Major Anthony Robert Hornby MBE

Major Anthony Robert Hornby MBE

He was killed in the Mull of Kintyre Chinook Helicopter crash with 28 other Security Service, Army, RAF and RUC personnel.. He was serving with 3 Infantry Brigade in Northern Ireland at the time. He was 38. Married and came from Bolton.

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LCpl Mervyn Johnson

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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Sgt Michael Newman

Sgt Michael Newman

Sergeant Michael Newman, 34, was gunned down by the Irish National Liberation Army, an IRA splinter group, in Derby city centre on April 14, 1992.

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Pte Roger Love

Pte Roger Love

Died on 04 Mar 91 of injuries he received in an IRA mortar attack on 01 Mar 1991. He was the driver of a landrover hit by a Mark 12 mortar, a type of home made weapon used for the first time. His colleague Private Paul Sutcliffe died in the explosion and three other...

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Pte Paul Sutcliffe

Pte Paul Sutcliffe

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...

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Sergeant Thomas Jamison

Sergeant Thomas Jamison

Ambushed and shot by the IRA as he drove his cement mixer. Three gunmen threw a grenade at the lorry before firing 30 shots from a field overlooking the road. He was the third employee in the firm he worked for to be killed by the IRA. 183rd UDR soldier to be killed.

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LCpl M J Paterson – MID

LCpl M J Paterson – MID

One of two soldiers killed during a bomb and grenade and gun attack while manning a permanent vehicle checkpoint in Fermanagh.

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Pte J Houston

Pte J Houston

One of two soldiers killed during a bomb and grenade and gun attack while manning a permanent vehicle checkpoint in Fermanagh.

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Gunner Miles Amos

Gunner Miles Amos

On Wednesday, 8 March 1989, he and his fellow artilleryman, Stephen Cummins, were killed when their vehicle struck a mine near Londonderry.

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L/Cpl Norman Duncan

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

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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Gnr Lyndon Morgan

Gnr Lyndon Morgan

Lyndon Morgan, 20-years-old, a soldier with the Royal Artillery was from Stonehouse, Gloucestershire and was killed by an IRA booby trap bomb while on foot patrol in Carrickmore. Two other soldiers were injured in the explosion. All 3 soldiers were airlifted to the...

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Pte Frederick Starrett

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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On This Day

Sergeant Nigel Coupe
Sergeant Nigel Coupe
Published On: 6th March 2012
Sergeant 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
Private Daniel Wilford
Private Daniel Wilford
Published On: 6th March 2012
Private Daniel Wilford, 21, was from Huddersfield. He joined 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in April 2010. He deployed to Canada as a Warrior Gunner in June 2011 before deploying to Afghanistan in the same role in February 2012. He was an extremely effective Warrior gunner and had a thorough knowledge of the vehicle and its weapon systems. Away from Continue Reading
Corporal Jake Hartley
Corporal Jake Hartley
Published On: 6th March 2012
Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, was from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. He joined the Battalion in December 2008 and his potential was immediately recognised. Corporal Hartley had a very bright future in the Army and he was already promoting well ahead of his years, which is testament to his soldiering ability. Perhaps more importantly, Corporal Hartley had an innate ability to inspire Continue Reading
Private Daniel Wade
Private Daniel Wade
Published On: 6th March 2012
Private 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

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