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Bloody Sunday commander Derek Wilford stands by soldiers

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As January 1972 dawned, the month forever associated with the tragedy of Bloody Sunday, Lt Col Derek Wilford commander of the 1st Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, was one of the British Army's rising stars.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47559123?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=twitter&ocid=socialflow_twitter

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15 minutes ago, Gonzo79 said:

£200m spent to bring charges against a man who is likely to be in his 70s.  

 

Ridiculous!

Yes, it is ridiculous.

 

The government should have ensured individual soldiers were covered by the amnesties that were being agreed around the time of the Good Friday agreement.

With the same government carrying any cans and subsequent claims found to have merit.

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1 hour ago, Gonzo79 said:

£200m spent to bring charges against a man who is likely to be in his 70s.  

 

Ridiculous!

 

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