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.

Pte Joseph Leach

He was shot and killed by an IRA gunman whilst standing in the back of a Landrover on patrol in Shaw's Road in the Andersonstown district of Belfast. He was 21, single and came from Preston in Lancashire.

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Pte Iain James O’Connor

He was killed when two blast bombs were dropped from a walkway in Divis Flats on to the Landrover vehicle that he was in. He was 23, single and came from Preston in Lancashire.

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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 Alistair Slater, MM

Sergeant Alistair Slater, MM (25 July 1956 – 2 December 1984), was a British Army soldier who served in B Squadron, Air (7) Troop, 22 Special Air Service (SAS), who was killed on 2 December 1984 while on operations against the Provisional Irish Republican Army in...

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Pte Neil Clarke

Private Neil Clarke of the 2nd Battalion, the Queen's Regiment, was with an armoured patrol in Bishop Street in Derry when rioters struck with sweet jar petrol bombs. Clarke jumped out of the back of his Land Rover as his uniform caught fire and IRA sniper Paddy Deery...

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Private Samuel Montgomery

Shot dead by two IRA gunmen as he served a customer at the filling station on the Airport Road. The gunmen forced customers to lie on the floor and shot Private Montgomery twice in the head with a 9mm pistol. At his funeral the local Church of Ireland minister stated...

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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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Sgt Trevor Elliott

Shot dead by the IRA as he walked to his car from his shop. A masked gunman opened fire at close range and Trevor was hit seven times. He was a drummer in the Territorial Army's pipe band. A senior TA officer said after his killing, 'We would like to emphasise and...

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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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L/Cpl Steven Bagshaw

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 Philip Mcdonough

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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