Private Richard Barton

2 Para | 14.07.1971


Shot driving a Land Rover on night patrol in Anderstown area of Belfast. The vehicle was ambushed by several gunmen and witnesses said Pte Barton accelerated towards gunmen to provide cover for colleagues.

The attached photograph was taken with the patrol’s 16mm (C (Special Patrol) Company, 2 Para) still camera after a joint exercise with Guards (Independent) Parachute Company in Cyprus in 1970.

Pte “Dick” Barton served in the same Troop and is fourth from the left in the photograph...