Michael Stone – Loyalist Hero or Psychopath? (Documentary)

 – Disclaimer –   The views and opinions expressed in these documentary are soley intended to educate and provide background information to those interested in the Troubles of Northern Ireland. They in no way reflect my own opinions and I take no responsibility for any inaccuracies or factual errors. Michael Stone (born 2 April 1955) … Continue reading Michael Stone – Loyalist Hero or Psychopath? (Documentary)

John “Big John” McMichael – 9 January 1948 – 22 December 1987

John “Big John” McMichael (9 January 1948 – 22 December 1987) was a leading Northern Ireland loyalist who rose to become the most prominent and charismatic figure within the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) as the Deputy Commander and leader of its South Belfast Brigade. He was also commander of the organisation’s cover name, the “Ulster … Continue reading John “Big John” McMichael – 9 January 1948 – 22 December 1987

Sergeant Michael Willetts 13th Aug 1943 – 22 May 1971

In memory of Sergeant Michael Willetts , GC & all other members of HM Armed Forces murdered by Irish Terrorists. See below for the full story of this brave Hero’s death ————————————– A short video, set to music, in memory Sergeant Michael G. Willets  and all those members of HM Armed Forces murdered by Irish … Continue reading Sergeant Michael Willetts 13th Aug 1943 – 22 May 1971

Balmoral Furniture Company Bombing – 12.25 pm 11th December 1971

Balmoral Furniture Company Bombing 11 December 1971   The Balmoral Furniture Company bombing was a paramilitary attack that took place on 11 December 1971 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A bomb exploded without warning outside a furniture showroom on the Shankill Road in a predominantly unionist area, killing four civilians, two of them babies.   retaliation for the bombing of McGurk’s The bombing is one … Continue reading Balmoral Furniture Company Bombing – 12.25 pm 11th December 1971

The Rise & Fall of UDA Brigadier of Bling James Gray – AKA ” Doris Day”

The Rise & Fall of UDA Brigadier of Bling James Gray    AKA ” Doris Day” James Gray (1958 – 4 October 2005), known as Jim Gray, was a Northern Irish loyalist and the East Belfast brigadier of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), the largest Ulster loyalist paramilitary organisation in Northern Ireland. He was often nicknamed “Doris Day” for his flamboyant clothing, jewellery, and dyed blond hair. Another media … Continue reading The Rise & Fall of UDA Brigadier of Bling James Gray – AKA ” Doris Day”

15th May – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 15th May ——————————– Saturday 15 May 1971 William ‘Billy’ Reid, an IRA member, was shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast. [According to ‘Lost Lives’ Reid was the person who fired the shot which killed Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to be killed … Continue reading 15th May – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

16th March – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 16th March Saturday 16 March 1974 Two British soldiers were shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) near Crossmaglen, County Armagh. Tuesday 16 March 1976 Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, announced that he was resigning as leader of the Labour … Continue reading 16th March – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

John Gregg (UDA) The man who shot Gerry Adam?

 John Gregg UDA John Gregg (1957 – 1 February 2003) was a senior member of the UDA/UFF loyalist paramilitary organisation in Northern Ireland. In 1984, Gregg seriously wounded Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in an assassination attempt. From the 1990s until his shooting death in 2003 by rival associates, Gregg served as brigadier of the … Continue reading John Gregg (UDA) The man who shot Gerry Adam?

3rd March – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

   Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 3rd March —————————————- Monday 3 March 1969 The Cameron commission was established to consider the reasons for the unrest in Derry. Wednesday 3 March 1976 ‘Maguire Seven’ Convicted The trial of members of the Maguire family, known as the ‘Maguire Seven’, ended at … Continue reading 3rd March – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles