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Capt
08-04-2009, 05:02 PM
On the morning of Monday 9 April 1990, Pte John Birch, LCpl John Bradley, LCpl Michael Adams and Pte Steven Smart, all members of the Ulster Defence Regiment, were murdered by PIRA in an attack on their mobile patrol on Ballydugan Road, Downpatrick.

The four soldiers were travelling as part of a two Land Rover patrol on route from Ballykinlar to Downpatrick when a 1000lb bomb, placed in a culvert beneath the road, was detonated by command wire.

The morning of that attack is something I will never forget. We will think of the men, especially on the 9th April, but will remember them always.

I'm posting this today as I'll be spending the day in the hills tomorrow. Please take a moment tomorrow to remember the four lads.

Quis separabit

Capt

BigStevie
08-04-2009, 05:35 PM
Rest easy lads, always remembered.

Slopjockey
08-04-2009, 05:43 PM
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Frenchie
08-04-2009, 05:59 PM
We Will Remember
Rest in Peace

Andy
08-04-2009, 08:02 PM
Lest we forget

Jimmy Mac
08-04-2009, 08:07 PM
Capt, the memory of these (our) men goes beyond 'a moment' ... they're always Remembered. Every morning a page is turned in our Regimental Roll of Honour, and I will be placing a Poppy Cross for each of them at the foot of our Regimental Memorial Stone tomorrow morning.

I know two of the Widows and many of the family members very well.

Never forgotten

We Will Remember Them :cry: :cry:

babybio18
09-04-2009, 10:13 AM
lest we forget

Alastair Gordon
09-04-2009, 01:55 PM
I was John Birch's instructor at the depot. John was in my squad what a loss.

RIP TO THEM ALL.

Jimmy Mac
09-04-2009, 07:50 PM
Poppy Crosses placed at Regimental Memorial this morning

They aren't forgotten

dreme
09-04-2009, 10:18 PM
We Will Remember Them

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bobc
10-04-2009, 08:45 PM
:cry: :cry: We Will Remember Them :cry: :cry:

bobc.........