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  • NIVA Upcoming Events

    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

  • Colin Duffy claims strip-search 'abuse'

    A Lurgan republican accused of the Real IRA murder of two soldiers is claiming he was subjected to sexual and physical abuse during a prison strip-search.

    Colin Duffy, 42, has been in custody since March of last year when Sappers Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey were shot dead outside Massereene barracks.
    His claims have meant the preliminary investigation into the murders - due to restart has been delayed again.
    The abuse is alleged to have happened in prison on Tuesday morning.

    Defence lawyer Mark Mulholland told Coleraine Magistrates Court that Duffy, from Forest Glebe in Lurgan, had been left in "significant pain" as a result.
    Duffy, along with 45-year-old Brian Patrick Shivers, from Sperrin Mews, Magherafelt, is accused of the murders of the two soldiers on 7 March last year.

    Prosecuting QC Terrence Mooney claimed that DNA evidence linked both men to the gunmen's Vauxhall Cavalier car, from which police later recovered a "terrorist kit" of camouflage gear.
    Mr Mooney further claimed that the evidence provided a significant and strong inference which would allow the court to find that there was a prima facie case against both men.

    They are also accused of the attempted murder of five others injured in the attack and possession of the two AKM rifles used by the gunmen.