Remembrance Remembering Soldiers Lost In Northern Ireland

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Today we remember 37 years ago Dec 21 1978 three brave Grenadier Guardsman... Gdsm Glen Ling 18, single, Saxmundham, Suffolk.. Gdsm Kevin Johnson, 20, single, Blackpool, Lancashire..Gdsm Graham Duggan, 22, single, Lymm, Cheshire.

The three soldiers were in the lead of an eight-man foot patrol in the village of Crossmaglen (XMG)

A red Royal Mail-type van drove past them and came to a sudden stop, then a machine gun mounted in the back of the vehicle opened fire, hitting all three and scattering Christmas shoppers who had to dive for cover.

Soldiers returned fire but did not claim any hits.

The soldiers were casevaced to Musgrave Park Hospital but were declared dead on arrival

You will always be remembered , rest easy we will see you at the Re-Org

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Article thanks to 'John Swaine' over at Facebook
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In remembrance of Private Joseph A Leach

Pte Joseph Leach died 4 June 1987. 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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Remembering Sapper Mark Quinsey, 23, from Birmingham, and Sapper Cengiz Azimkar, 21, from Wood Green, London, were brutally executed in the sickening "Real IRA" attack.
The pair were gunned down by two masked men outside their Antrim barracks in an appalling ambush on 7 March 2009.

https://www.gov.uk/government/fatal...r-and-mark-quinsey-killed-in-northern-ireland

It was revealed how one of the hero soldiers lay on top of a pizza delivery boy to shield him from a shower of bullets.

Two other soldiers were injured alongside the delivery lad and his colleague

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Sapper Azimkar left and Sapper Quinsey right
 
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