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.
About The Author
Andy Paddock is the former Senior Army Webmaster and now runs his own web design company. Andy has been helping Albert since 2010 and is becoming a master of teaching old dogs new tricks.
On This Day
Published On: 22nd February 1972On the 22nd February 1972 a large car bomb exploded at the Officers Mess of 16 Parachute Brigade in Aldershot, Hampshire. Killing a Roman Catholic Army Padre, 5 Women Cleaners and a Gardener. The official IRA claimed responsibility for this outrage. Father Gerard Edward Weston MBE Thelma Bosley Joan Lunn Margaret Grant Jill Mansfield Cherie Munton John Haslar