2nd June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles

2nd June

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Friday 2 June 1972

Two British Army soldiers were killed in a land mine attack by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) near Rosslea, County Fermanagh.

Saturday 2 June 1973

Two Protestant civilians were shot dead by members of a Loyalist paramilitary group during an attack in Druse Street, Belfast.

Wednesday 2 June 1976

Ronald McAdam

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) shot dead an off-duty member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) outside the Royal Victoria Hospital, Falls Road, Belfast.

The IRA also shot dead a member of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) at his home in Cambrai Street, Shankill, Belfast.

A Protestant civilian was shot dead by Loyalist paramilitaries in Comber, County Down;

a Catholic man had been the intended target.

Linda Baggley (19), then an Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officer, died nine days after being shot by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) at Chapel Road, Waterside, Derry

Thursday 2 June 1977

                       

      Hugh Martin     Samuel Davison    Kenneth Lynch

Three members of an Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol were shot dead by Irish Republican Army (IRA) snipers near Ardboe, County Tyrone.

Monday 2 July 1979

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) was declared illegal across the whole of the United Kingdom (UK).

[This followed the killing of Airey Neave on 30 March 1979.]

Airey-Neave 2 resized

See Airey Neave

Tuesday 2 June 1987

Lord Gerry Fitt criticised the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) for its lack of socialist principles.

 

Thursday 2 June 1994

25 Security Personnel Killed in Helicopter Crash

An Royal Air Force (RAF) Chinook helicopter travelling from Northern Ireland to Scotland crashed in fog into a hillside on the Mull of Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland, killing all 29 people on board.

Of those killed, 10 were senior officers in Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Special Branch, 6 were senior officers in the Security Service (MI5), and 9 were senior officers in British Army (BA) intelligence.

The 4 members of the RAF crew were also killed. The 25 security personnel had been travelling to a security conference in Inverness.

[In June 1995 an RAF report blamed pilot error for the crash. An Inquiry in March 1996 concluded that there was no evidence of pilot error. In May 1998 the House of Commons Select Committee on Defence found “no compelling evidence” that design failure was responsible for the accident.]

See BBC News for full story

Friday 2 June 1995

The-Maze-prison-007

Nine Ulster Defence Association (UDA) members were transferred from the Maze Prison to Maghaberry Prison. The move followed disputes with senior UDA members.

See Maze Prison

Monday 2 June 1997

First Nationalist Mayor of Belfast

Alban Maginness, then a Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) councillor in Belfast was elected Lord Mayor of the city. This was the first time that a Nationalist had been elected as mayor. Jim Rodgers of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) was elected deputy Lord Mayor.

Tuesday 2 June 1998

Marjorie (Mo) Mowlam, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, addressed the Northern Ireland Police Federation. Her speech was interrupted by a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officer protesting at the early release of paramilitary prisoners. Tony Blair, then British Prime Minister, paid another visit to Northern Ireland and met with party leaders for discussions.

Wednesday 2 June 1999

The Grand Lodge of the Orange Order announced that it would organise a series of protests in support of Portadown Orangemen during the period leading up to the Drumcree parade on 4 July 1999

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Remembering all innocent victims of the Troubles

Today is the anniversary of the death of the following people killed as a results of the conflict in Northern Ireland

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die

– Thomas Campbell

To the innocent on the list – Your memory will live forever

– To the Paramilitaries –

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, but nothing worth killing for.

16  People lost their lives on the 2nd June  between 1972 – 1993

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02 June 1972
Victor Husband   (23)

nfNI
Status: British Army (BA),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Derryvolan, near Rosslea, County Fermanagh.

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02 June 1972
Brian Robertson   (23)

nfNI
Status: British Army (BA),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Derryvolan, near Rosslea, County Fermanagh.

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02 June 1973


Samuel McCleave   (25)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found beaten and stabbed to death, Hill Street, Belfast.

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02 June 1974


Paul Tinnelly   (34)

Catholic
Status: ex-Official Irish Republican Army (xOIRA),

Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot at his home, The Square, Rostrevor, County Down. Internal OIRA dispute

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02 June 1976


Linda Baggley   (19)

Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died nine days after being shot while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Chapel Road, Waterside, Derry.

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02 June 1976


Ronald McAdam  (31)

Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while accompanying patient outside Royal Victoria Hospital, Falls Road, Belfast.

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02 June 1976
John Parsons   (51)

Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his home, Cambrai Street, Shankill, Belfast

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02 June 1976
David Spratt  (23)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Red Hand Commando (RHC)
Shot at his sister’s home, Darragh Road, Comber, County Down. Catholic man intended target

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02 June 1977


 Hugh Martin  (58)

Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by IRA snipers while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Carnan, near Ardboe, County Tyrone

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02 June 1977


Samuel Davison  (24)

Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by IRA snipers while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Carnan, near Ardboe, County Tyrone

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02 June 1977


Kenneth Lynch  (22)

Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by IRA snipers while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Carnan, near Ardboe, County Tyrone.

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02 June 1979


Alan Dunne   (36)

Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC),

Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Off duty. Shot while standing outside his home, Ballinahone Crescent, Armagh

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02 June 1979
David Stinson  (32)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot while standing outside Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) member’s home, Ballinahone Crescent, Armagh.

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02 June 1982


Patrick Smith   (16)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to abandoned motorcycle, Rugby Road, Belfast.

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02 June 1987


Samuel McClean   (41)

nfNIRI
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From County Donegal. Off duty. Shot at his parents’ farm, Callan, Drumkeen, near Raphoe, County Donegal.

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02 June 1993
Brenda McKenna   (29)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot while driving lorry along Hillhead Road, Comber, County Down.

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