Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1971, Warrant Officer 2 Colin Jack Llewellyn Davies, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, was killed in Northern Ireland.
WO2 Davies had joined the army twenty years earlier, and at the time of his death was serving as a bomb disposal specialist. A bomb had been planted by the IRA in the showroom of a car dealership in Lurgan, County Armagh. As WO2 Davies approached the device, which had been left on a desk at the back of the building, he heard it ticking, so informed his assistant that they would leave it for “a bit”. As he headed for the door, the bomb exploded and he was thrown to the floor, where falling masonry caused fatal injuries.
Colin, from Wales, was 39 years old and married.