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The Hyde Park and Regent's Park Bombings, 1982

July 20, 2017

 

Remembering the Fallen:  on this day in 1982, ten military personnel were killed (and one died three days later from his injuries) when the PIRA detonated two bombs during ceremonies in Hyde Park and Regent's Park, in central London. 

Those killed at Hyde Park, all from The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons): 

Lieutenant Anthony Daly, newly married, 23 years old.

Trooper Simon Tipper, newly married, 19 years old.

Lance Corporal Jeffrey Vernon Young died a day later, he was married with two small children, 19 years old.

Squadron Quartermaster Corporal Roy Bright died three days later, he was 36 years.

Those killed at Regent’s Park, all from 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets:  WO2 Graham Barker, Bandsman John Heritage, Corporal Robert Livingstone, Corporal Robert McKnight, Bandsman George Mesure, Bandsman Keith Powell, and Bandsman Laurence Smith.

The names of the seven horses killed were:  Cedric, Epaulette, Falcon, Rochester, Waterford, Yeastvite and Zara. 

There is a justice campaign which can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/HydeParkJustice/, and at https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/hyde-park-justice/ - Mark Tipper, the brother of Trooper Simon Tipper writes:  “We want successful civil proceedings to ensure a judicial record of the truth behind our loved ones’ murders.  This would send an important message to terrorists everywhere that they will be brought to justice. Our loved ones pledged their lives to this country.”

 

 

 

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