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Funeral of British soldier murdered by IRA mob

Title
Funeral of British soldier murdered by IRA mob
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
24 Mar 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:04:23
Description
Margaret Shiels reports from the burial of British soldier, Corporal Derek Wood, in South London, who was murdered during an IRA funeral procession after driving into it accidentally with his colleague David Howes.Their commanding officer, Martin Roberts describes what happened and praises the soldiers; Lieutentant Colonel Martin Wood pays tribute to Wood; Major-General John Badcock, representing the Royal Corps of Signals, hopes some good will come of the tragedy; interview with vicoar Rhys Prosser who conducted the funeral. Last Post heard being played.
Contributors
Margaret Shiels; Martin Roberts; Martin Wood; John Badcock
Keywords
Northern Ireland; IRA; Homicide; Military personnel; Funerals; Kevin Brady

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