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Old 30-12-2015, 09:44 PM   #57
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Confrontation between a British paratrooper and a local resident..
On 12 May 1992, a unit of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) East Tyrone Brigade launched a bomb attack on a British Army patrol near the republican stronghold of Cappagh, County Tyrone.. One soldier of the Parachute Regiment, Alistair Hogdson, lost both legs as a result.. The landmine was described in an IRA statement as an "anti-personnel device".. The incident triggered a rampage by members of the Parachute Regiment in the nearby, overwhelmingly Irish nationalist town of Coalisland, some 10 miles to the east..These previous incidents included the destruction of fishing boats and equipments in the townland of Kinturk, near Ardboe.. Unionist politician and Ulster Defence Regiment officer Ken Maginnis, then-Member of Parliament for the area, called for the withdrawal of the regiment after receiving a large number of complaints about their behaviour..Following this, a LT was suspended from duty and the regiment was removed from patrol duties in Coal is land...

"Hunger" Bobby Sands - Priest Dialogue..

On the evening of 17 May, a fist-fight began at Lineside Road, where a group of young men were having a drink.. A passing 4-man patrol of the King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) regiment was challenged to a 'boxing match' by the residents..The soldiers set aside their weapons and engaged the youths.. Injuries were reported on both sides, none critical.. The last patrol took place on 27 June, when two paratroopers drowned while crossing the River Blackwater.. The same day, there were further clashes with local residents, this time in the town of Cookstown...

The Parachute Regiment was called to the scene again, and at 8:30 PM, a major riot started outside The Rossmore pub between local people and about 20 to 25 paratroopers..3 civilians were rushed to hospital in Dungannon with gunshot wounds, while the soldiers returned to their barracks..One of the wounded was the brother of IRA volunteer Kevin O'Donnell, who had been killed by the Special Air Service in February during an ambush at the nearby hamlet of Clonoe, shortly after carrying out a machine-gun attack on the local RUC base... Agitation or disturbance of mind; vehement or excited mental state".. It is also a powerful and irrational master..Come along..The Master doesn't like to be kept waiting...

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