24/02/2017

Memorial Parade In Memory Of UDR Soldiers To Take Place In Belfast

A memorial parade to pay tribute to two UDR soldiers who were murdered by republican terrorists almost 30 years ago is to take place in Belfast on Saturday, 25 February.

Two soldiers were on duty in the city centre on February 24, 1988, when they were killed by an IRA booby-trap device.
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The parade will leave Templemore Avenue at 10.30am and proceed to Royal Avenue where a memorial service will be held, before the return parade to east Belfast.

The annual procession, organised by Ulster Defenders of the Realm LOL 710, pays tribute to Fred Starrett and James Cummings.

A spokesman from the lodge said: "As we approach the 30th anniversary of this terrible atrocity, we remember with pride two brethren, who like so many others give their lives in the service of the Crown. We will never forget their sacrifice and look forward to once again parading in their honour with dignity."

(CD)

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