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#british army

# british-army - This month November 2022

Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died
# Remembrance Day
# Remembrance Day

Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died

Nov 11th 2022, 2:31 PM 36,398 Views 47 Comments

Taoiseach says wearing a poppy is not as controversial as some might suggest.

# british-army - This year 2022

Controversial Troubles Bill may not be human rights compliant, warns European commissioner
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Controversial Troubles Bill may not be human rights compliant, warns European commissioner

Aug 31st 2022, 5:20 PM 9,702 Views 7 Comments

The Bill has been opposed by political parties and victims groups in Northern Ireland and the Irish government.

British soldier died after being mistaken for firing target by short-sighted colleague
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

British soldier died after being mistaken for firing target by short-sighted colleague

Aug 28th 2022, 5:25 PM 66,598 Views 15 Comments

Sergeant Gavin Hillier (35) died at the Castlemartin range in Pembrokeshire on 4 March 2021.

Family of Troubles victim call for removal of memorial to British soldier who died while facing trial
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

Family of Troubles victim call for removal of memorial to British soldier who died while facing trial

Aug 25th 2022, 5:57 PM 16,917 Views 8 Comments

Dennis Hutchings died last year while on trial for the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham.

# british-army - Last year 2021

Military funeral granted for Dennis Hutchings, who died while on trial over Troubles shooting
# British Army
# British Army

Military funeral granted for Dennis Hutchings, who died while on trial over Troubles shooting

Nov 3rd 2021, 2:04 PM 19,121 Views 31 Comments

Hutchings died while on trial over the fatal shooting of John Pat Cunningham in 1974.

Troubles: No lawful basis for vulnerable man to be shot, trial of ex-British Army soldier told
# Belfast
# Belfast

Troubles: No lawful basis for vulnerable man to be shot, trial of ex-British Army soldier told

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 3:24 PM 29,096 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings, 80, has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974.

British military tanker drivers take to roads of the UK to ease fuel crisis
# British Army
# British Army

British military tanker drivers take to roads of the UK to ease fuel crisis

Oct 4th 2021, 7:44 AM 14,241 Views 13 Comments

200 British military personnel are being deployed to assist in the supply of petrol filling stations

'My father was shot in the back and murdered': Jubilant scenes as Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest verdict
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

'My father was shot in the back and murdered': Jubilant scenes as Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest verdict

Updated May 11th 2021, 5:43 PM 19,075 Views 16 Comments

Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in disputed shootings involving the Army in west Belfast in August 1971.

# british-army - All time

Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland
# Operation Banner
# Operation Banner

Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland

Aug 17th 2019, 4:28 PM 19,932 Views 34 Comments

Operation Banner began in August 1969 and lasted until 2007.

One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972

Updated Mar 14th 2019, 2:59 PM 50,273 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.

European Court of Human Rights rejects request to review its 'Hooded men' ruling
# Torture
# Torture

European Court of Human Rights rejects request to review its 'Hooded men' ruling

Sep 11th 2018, 4:08 PM 9,617 Views 12 Comments

“Whilst today is yet another setback, it is by no means the end,” one of the Hooded men said.

British officer guilty of manslaughter of Irish soldier during training exercise
# Michael Maguire
# Michael Maguire

British officer guilty of manslaughter of Irish soldier during training exercise

Jul 4th 2018, 10:30 PM 32,927 Views 0 Comments

21-year-old Michael Maguire was fatally shot during a training exercise involving live ammunition in 2012.

'Like climbing Everest': How a century's worth of stories from this Cork community made it online
# Ballincollig
# Ballincollig

'Like climbing Everest': How a century's worth of stories from this Cork community made it online

Sep 2nd 2017, 1:00 PM 9,658 Views 3 Comments

Local historian Anne Donaldson spent years painstakingly transcribing the records from the Ballincollig garrison chapel.

This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic
# Row Paddy Row
# Row Paddy Row

This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:30 AM 18,488 Views 22 Comments

Paddy Gallagher lost his leg in Afghanistan after he was blown up by an IED

Two ex-British soldiers to face murder charge for shooting dead of IRA man
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Two ex-British soldiers to face murder charge for shooting dead of IRA man

Dec 16th 2016, 1:29 PM 12,189 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCann was shot dead in Joy Street, Belfast in 1972.

Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army
# History
# History

Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army

Sep 17th 2016, 12:00 PM 14,682 Views 77 Comments

Chloe Allen joined the army in 2012 as a man named Ben.

Club proposes to kick British Army side out of championship
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Club proposes to kick British Army side out of championship

Jan 9th 2016, 8:37 PM 13,731 Views 21 Comments

After much debate, the Irish Guards were officially recognised as a London GAA club last September.

A monument to Irish men who died fighting for the British has been vandalised
# Former Regiment
# Former Regiment

A monument to Irish men who died fighting for the British has been vandalised

Dec 21st 2015, 9:28 PM 29,566 Views 131 Comments

A paint bomb was thrown at a monument to the Royal Munster Fusiliers in Tralee.

Former British soldier released on bail after arrest over Bloody Sunday murders
# Derry
# Derry

Former British soldier released on bail after arrest over Bloody Sunday murders

Nov 12th 2015, 9:22 AM 7,613 Views 95 Comments

The 66-year-old man was interviewed by police in Belfast.

Red Devil catches team-mate after parachute fails to open
# Thanks Mate
# Thanks Mate

Red Devil catches team-mate after parachute fails to open

Jun 20th 2015, 12:19 PM 26,599 Views 12 Comments

Neither of the soldiers were injured in the incident.

This is why you should ALWAYS keep an eye out for approaching tanks

This is why you should ALWAYS keep an eye out for approaching tanks

Jun 2nd 2015, 4:09 PM 19,099 Views 34 Comments

This learner driver found out the hard way.

Elderly man arrested over 1974 murder of 27-year-old with mental age of 6 year old
# Antrim
# Antrim

Elderly man arrested over 1974 murder of 27-year-old with mental age of 6 year old

Apr 21st 2015, 9:56 AM 11,302 Views 76 Comments

The case of John Pat Cunningham was reopened this year.

Who won the war in Northern Ireland? The British, so says a new BBC documentary
# Revisionism
# Revisionism

Who won the war in Northern Ireland? The British, so says a new BBC documentary

Sep 29th 2014, 8:30 AM 43,066 Views 199 Comments

Filmmaker Peter Taylor says this is the only conclusion that can be made, for now.

About 500 British troops are to train on this Derry mountain and nationalists aren't happy
# War Games
# War Games

About 500 British troops are to train on this Derry mountain and nationalists aren't happy

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:08 PM 24,589 Views 229 Comments

It’s the largest military exercise in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the troubles

Today marks 100 years since the Battle of Mons - this video shows Ireland's involvement
# World War I
# World War I

Today marks 100 years since the Battle of Mons - this video shows Ireland's involvement

Aug 23rd 2014, 4:41 PM 8,403 Views 33 Comments

15,000 Irishmen were part of the initial British forces to land in mainland Europe.

Dublin remembers victims of Ballymurphy Massacre 43 years on
# British Army
# British Army

Dublin remembers victims of Ballymurphy Massacre 43 years on

Aug 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 11,994 Views 61 Comments

The 11 people, including a priest and a mother-of-eight, were shot by the British Army.

British women could soon be allowed fight on the front lines
# British Army
# British Army

British women could soon be allowed fight on the front lines

May 8th 2014, 10:28 PM 8,788 Views 97 Comments

Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said a review would be back by the end of 2014.

Ballymurphy parachute regiment killings: NI Secretary says 'no' to Hillsborough-style probe
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Ballymurphy parachute regiment killings: NI Secretary says 'no' to Hillsborough-style probe

Apr 29th 2014, 1:22 PM 5,293 Views 111 Comments

Ten people were shot dead by the British Army in August 1971. An 11th person died from a heart attack.

British soldier suspected of murdering Antrim man Corporal Geoffrey McNeill
# Clive Barracks
# Clive Barracks

British soldier suspected of murdering Antrim man Corporal Geoffrey McNeill

Mar 10th 2014, 5:07 PM 12,003 Views 54 Comments

A 23-year-old solider is being questioned by West Mercia Police.

The 'IRA' claims responsibility for devices sent to British Army recruitment centres
# Scotland Yard
# Scotland Yard

The 'IRA' claims responsibility for devices sent to British Army recruitment centres

Feb 17th 2014, 12:46 PM 15,023 Views 96 Comments

The claim was made to Northern Irish media at the weekend according to UK police.

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims to meet the Taoiseach today
# Investigation
# Investigation

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims to meet the Taoiseach today

Jan 30th 2014, 8:37 AM 5,367 Views 40 Comments

A priest and a mother of eight were among those shot dead by members of the British Army Parachute Regiment in 1971.

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
# WWII
# WWII

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 11,123 Views 83 Comments

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

British marine found guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

British marine found guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent

Nov 8th 2013, 8:30 PM 7,773 Views 54 Comments

The marine was convicted by a seven-strong board, consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers, following a two-week trial.

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty

Oct 28th 2013, 8:15 AM 37,803 Views 253 Comments

The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.

More than 4,400 British soldiers given their marching orders
# Britain
# Britain

More than 4,400 British soldiers given their marching orders

Jun 18th 2013, 5:35 PM 9,598 Views 54 Comments

The soldiers, 84 percent of whom had applied for voluntary redundancy, were informed in person by their commanding officers today.

Three men in Lee Rigby murder investigation bailed
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Three men in Lee Rigby murder investigation bailed

May 27th 2013, 8:12 AM 6,534 Views 14 Comments

The two suspected killers remain in hospital.

Memorial for Irish war heroes erected in South Korea
# Heroes
# Heroes

Memorial for Irish war heroes erected in South Korea

Apr 25th 2013, 8:19 PM 11,582 Views 34 Comments

The monument honours “all those of Irish birth and heritage who fought and died in the service of the United Nations and those civilians of Irish birth and heritage who died side by side with the Korean people 1950-1953″.

British and Irish forces in historic joint mission to Mali
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

British and Irish forces in historic joint mission to Mali

Feb 13th 2013, 3:44 PM 21,446 Views 111 Comments

In a historical first, the Irish Defence Forces is to team up with the British army for a training mission in Mali.

30 years ago: Anger at Irish Government over IRA bombings
# 1982
# 1982

30 years ago: Anger at Irish Government over IRA bombings

Dec 28th 2012, 6:31 AM 6,540 Views 10 Comments

Newly released documents related to the Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings show that people both at home and abroad thought that Ireland’s government weren’t doing enough to stamp out the IRA.

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