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Brit undercover excursions south of the Border...another one revealed?


Catalpast

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Came across this sad case today:

The body of Paul O’Brien, 42, who served in Northern Ireland and the Gulf, was only discovered when council workers eventually moved the vehicle to take it to be crushed.

The vehicle had been parked behind the Lazy Otter pub in Stretham, Cambridgeshire since October last year but despite the landlady reporting it to the police three times, officers failed to investigate it.


A friend, who asked not to be named paid tribute to Mr O’Brien, describing him as a kind man who had served with distinction in the armed forces.

He said: "Paul was a kind man. When he was in Northern Ireland he was on a reconnaissance mission into southern Ireland and came under attack. His best friend was killed but they couldn't bring a helicopter in to pick them up. Paul carried his body for five miles to the border."


Undiscovered in a van for months, the lonely death of a distinguished soldier - Telegraph

Anyone ever heard of this incident?
 

Tir Eoghain

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Came across this sad case today:

The body of Paul O’Brien, 42, who served in Northern Ireland and the Gulf, was only discovered when council workers eventually moved the vehicle to take it to be crushed.

The vehicle had been parked behind the Lazy Otter pub in Stretham, Cambridgeshire since October last year but despite the landlady reporting it to the police three times, officers failed to investigate it.


A friend, who asked not to be named paid tribute to Mr O’Brien, describing him as a kind man who had served with distinction in the armed forces.

He said: "Paul was a kind man. When he was in Northern Ireland he was on a reconnaissance mission into southern Ireland and came under attack. His best friend was killed but they couldn't bring a helicopter in to pick them up. Paul carried his body for five miles to the border."


Undiscovered in a van for months, the lonely death of a distinguished soldier - Telegraph

Anyone ever heard of this incident?
No sympathy for him , a british terrorist.
 

Mickeymac

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Came across this sad case today:

The body of Paul O’Brien, 42, who served in Northern Ireland and the Gulf, was only discovered when council workers eventually moved the vehicle to take it to be crushed.

The vehicle had been parked behind the Lazy Otter pub in Stretham, Cambridgeshire since October last year but despite the landlady reporting it to the police three times, officers failed to investigate it.


A friend, who asked not to be named paid tribute to Mr O’Brien, describing him as a kind man who had served with distinction in the armed forces.

He said: "Paul was a kind man. When he was in Northern Ireland he was on a reconnaissance mission into southern Ireland and came under attack. His best friend was killed but they couldn't bring a helicopter in to pick them up. Paul carried his body for five miles to the border."


Undiscovered in a van for months, the lonely death of a distinguished soldier - Telegraph

Anyone ever heard of this incident?

I reckon there were many more incidents similar sir, that's why journos of distinction including dictionary Dave Ervine described it as a 'dirty war'
 

vinoboy

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I would not be 100% certain of the friend's story as many "war stories" are told in the pub .
 

Catalpast

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IIRC in there was an incident back in 1972 when a BA patrol crossed the Border and got ambushed as it returned

But this man would have been a baby back then

If he died at 42 then he would probably served in the North in the early 1990s

Was his mate another victim of the War in the Shadows...
 

Tir Eoghain

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IIRC in there was an incident back in 1972 when a BA patrol crossed the Border and got ambushed as it returned

But this man would have been a baby back then

If he died at 42 then he would probably served in the North in the early 1990s

Was his mate another victim of the War in the Shadows...
Quite possible of course. The IRA in Cappagh uncovered an SAS murder gang waiting to do what they did so often in Tyrone but this murder squad were going to pay the penalty. The local people in the village saw them lying dead but the brits wouldn't admit it .Two days later the same two terrorists were involved in a car crash in Germany !!There you go about trusting about what you hear on the news.
 

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There was also the time back in the mid 1970s when an SAS team was arrested by the State's Security Forces as they attempted to cross the Border

They got lost in the dark or something....:oops:
 

vinoboy

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IIRC in there was an incident back in 1972 when a BA patrol crossed the Border and got ambushed as it returned

But this man would have been a baby back then

If he died at 42 then he would probably served in the North in the early 1990s

Was his mate another victim of the War in the Shadows...
Good to see you are starting to do the maths .
 

vinoboy

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Quite possible of course. The IRA in Cappagh uncovered an SAS murder gang waiting to do what they did so often in Tyrone but this murder squad were going to pay the penalty. The local people in the village saw them lying dead but the brits wouldn't admit it .Two days later the same two terrorists were involved in a car crash in Germany !!There you go about trusting about what you hear on the news.
Boyles Bar Cappagh actually happened unlike above fairy story .
 

vinoboy

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Well there are lots of things that happened North and South of the Border

- that if you followed the official line

- don't add up....:?
Indeed .However,I am sceptical in this specific instance .
 

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Me too - but I put it up here just in case it rang a bell with anyone

For sure the BA lost men in Ireland that they never owned up to
The Sinners lost/disappeared a fair few more. :)
 

Tir Eoghain

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Boyles Bar Cappagh actually happened unlike above fairy story .
Collusion to the extremes with Billy Rat.
Cappaghs not a very big place Winobhoy and why should the Villagers that live on its main Street lie.

They seen the brit army putting white sheets over the two sas terrorists.

Get over it.
 

CarnivalOfAction

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Boyles Bar Cappagh actually happened unlike above fairy story .
Some of my family live close to Cappagh; when they were going into the village that evening they were stopped by a BA patrol who said with a big grin they couldn't go any further as there were "2 provo bastards lying dead on the street". Turned out they weren't provos but part of a Brit murder gang who had the tables turned on them by a few local teenagers.
 
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Death of former soldier involved in British military incursion into Irish Republic

A sad but interesting story in this morning's Daily Mail. The circumstances are very tragic, but the bit in bold intrigued me.

The body of a former soldier lay undiscovered in a van parked at a pub for four months despite attempts by the landlord to have the vehicle removed.
Paul O'Brien, from Cambridge, who fought in the first Gulf War and served two tours in Northern Ireland, was found in the back of the vehicle after it was towed away by the council.
The 42-year-old, who once carried the body of his best friend for five miles after he was killed on a reconnaissance mission in Southern Ireland, has been described as a 'kind man.'


A friend of Mr O'Brien, who asked not to be named, said: 'Paul was a kind man. When he was in Northern Ireland he was on a reconnaissance mission into Southern Ireland and came under attack.
'His best friend was killed but they couldn't bring a helicopter in to pick them up. Paul carried his body for five miles to the border.'


Body of former soldier, 42, lay in van parked at pub for FOUR MONTHS | Mail Online

He was 42 years old, which means that the mission must have happened at some point in the last 20 years, possibly even more recently.

Did the Irish government know about this British incursion into the State? And how and in what circumstances was his friend killed 5 miles from the border?
 

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A sad but interesting story in this morning's Daily Mail. The circumstances are very tragic, but the bit in bold intrigued me.


Body of former soldier, 42, lay in van parked at pub for FOUR MONTHS | Mail Online

He was 42 years old, which means that the mission must have happened at some point in the last 20 years, possibly even more recently.

Did the Irish government know about this British incursion into the State? And how and in what circumstances was his friend killed 5 miles from the border?
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If the Irish Gov did know they would have simply increased wasting taxpayers' money to collaborate with these killers.
 
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