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    NIVA Service of Remembrance

    On Sat Sep 8th 2018

  • About NIVA

    Welcome to the website of the Northern Ireland Veterans Association (NIVA).

      NIVA is an internet based association (registered with COBSEO) with forum users and members all over the UK and abroad. Primarily for veterans of the Op Banner campaign from 1969 to 2007, be they ex or serving members of the UK armed forces, PSNI, NI fire/ambulance or prison services, we also particularly welcome relatives of the fallen.

      To register on the site as a forum user only, please **Click Here**. NB - for security reasons all applications are vetted and once admitted, permitted access to the open parts of the website/forum only. This is absolutely free to use.

    To join as a full or associate member of NIVA once registered on the forums, please follow the link in the downloads section of the site to download a membership application form which should be returned to the address shown together with payment and proof of service etc. All monies raised go towards the upkeep of the website and the organisation of NIVA's annual service of remembrance at the NMA in Alrewas. Full/associate members also gain admittance to the private areas of the website/forum where comrades can be assured of their personal security and enjoy all the banter and support you came to expect whilst serving the Crown. Additionally full members are invited to march with NIVA for Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in London.

      If you have any queries please contact us at:

      The Northern Ireland Veterans Association
    PO Box 584
    South Yorkshire
    S63 3FW

  • Man remanded over murder charge

    A man appeared before magistrates on Wednesday charged with the murder of an Army sergeant 18 years ago, police said.

    Sergeant Michael Newman, 34, was shot in the head as he walked from an Army careers office to his car in Derby in April 1992.
    The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) was believed to be responsible for the killing.

    In 2004 Joseph Magee was jailed for 25 years after pleading guilty to Sgt Newman's murder on the understanding that he would be released soon afterwards under the Good Friday Agreement.
    Derbyshire Police confirmed Declan Duffy appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield charged with Mr Newman's murder.

    Police initially said it was a closed hearing, but later revealed it had been heard in open court.
    A spokesman said: "Declan Duffy, 36, appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield charged with the murder of Michael Newman in Derby in 1992 outside an Army recruitment office.

    "He was transferred to England from a prison in Northern Ireland and yesterday was conveyed to Derbyshire. He was remanded into custody and will reappear at a crown court at a later date."

    The spokesman said a further hearing will take place at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday, followed by a preliminary hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday July 9, but he said Duffy is not expected to appear in person on either occasion.