Hyde Park and Regent’s Park Bombings
The Hyde Park and Regent’s Park bombings occurred on 20 July 1982 in London. Members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated two bombs during British military ceremonies in Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, both in central London.
Soldiers injured in the bombing are pictured following the attack
The explosions killed 11 military personnel: four soldiers of the Blues & Royals at Hyde Park, and seven bandsmen of the Royal Green Jackets at Regent’s Park. Seven of the Blues & Royals’ horses also died in the attack. One seriously injured horse, Sefton, survived and was subsequently featured on television programmes and was awarded “Horse of the Year“.
In 1987, Gilbert “Danny” McNamee was convicted of making the Hyde Park bomb and jailed for 25 years. He served 12 years before…
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