The Corporal Killings- Sickening IRA Murder of Two Off Duty British Army Corporals Belfast 1988

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Corporals Killings

 

British Army corporals David Howes and Derek Wood[1] were killed by the Provisional IRA on 19 March 1988 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in an event which became knowns as the corporals killings. The plain-clothes soldiers were killed after driving a car into the funeral procession of an IRA member.[2][3] Three days before, loyalist Michael Stone had attacked an IRA funeral and killed three people. Believing the soldiers were loyalists intent on repeating Stone’s attack,[4] dozens of people surrounded and attacked their car. During this, Corporal Wood drew his service pistol and fired a shot in the air. The soldiers were then dragged from the car, beaten, and taken to nearby waste ground where they were stripped and shot dead.[4]     The incident was filmed by television cameras and the images have been described as some of the “most dramatic and harrowing” of the conflict in Northern Ireland.[1

IRA Murder of Two Off Duty British Army

 

See See The Corporals killings & the events leading up to it

see Operation Flavious

See Michael Stone

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