"There are perils in going back so far into history.
Bloody Sunday was one of the most controversial days in Northern Ireland's history. Serious mistakes and failings by officers and soldiers on that terrible day led to the deaths of 13 civilians now 42 years later former member of the Parachute Regiment age 66 arrested by detectives and is being questioned about deaths. He is the first person to be arrested as part of the investigation and detained. Has Lord Saville justification for his findings in what has become the longest-running and most expensive in British history. The report took 12 years to complete and cost £195m but a decision whether or not to prosecute the former soldiers would not be straightforward 42 years on. A solicitor representing the soldiers in 2010 said Lord Saville did not have the justification for his findings accused him of "cherry-picking the evidence". as time passages is a fair trial possible ? It is said Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein, was present at the time of the violence and "probably armed with a sub-machine gun" what is justification for opening fire" a question I have asked themself...
British army soldiers deployed to patrol the streets of Northern Ireland
Occasionally you were welcomed, more often, they spat at you, pelted missiles, and shot at you, you never new where the danger was hiding. As a soldier there to 'keep the peace, assist the civil powers, fight terrorism, on our return to from a duty back to Britain there was no street parties or victory parades, many soldiers came home with disturbing memories stationed in NI (Northen Irland) was living close to the edge, a conflict where your enemies Hide behind windows, doors in crowds plant car bombs, the effect of fear and trauma lives with your every day.
Troubles on mainland UK
1974, 4 February: Eight soldiers and 4 civilians killed by the Provisional IRA in the M62 coach bombing.
1972, 22 February: The Official Irish Republican Army killed seven civilians in the Aldershot bombing.
1974, 5 October: Guildford and Woolwich pub bombings by the Provisional IRA left 4 off duty soldiers and a civilian dead and 44 injured.
1974, 21 November: The Birmingham pub bombings, 21 killed and 182 injured.
1979, 30 March: Airey Neave killed when a car bomb exploded under his car as he drove out of the Palace of Westminster car park.
1981 10 October: The IRA detonated a bomb outside the Chelsea Barracks, killing two and injuring 39.
1982 20 July: The Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings in London by the IRA killed eleven members of the Household Cavalry and the Royal Green Jackets.
1983 17 December: Harrods was bombed by the IRA. Six were killed (including three police officers) and 90 wounded during Christmas shopping at the West London department store
1984 12 October: Brighton hotel bombing, 5 killed and several injured in an attempt by the IRA to kill Margaret Thatcher.
1989 22 September: Deal barracks bombing: Eleven Royal Marines bandsmen killed and 22 injured when base in Deal, Kent, was bombed by the IRA.
1990 16 May: Wembley IRA detonated a bomb underneath a minibus killing Sgt Charles Chapman (The Queen's Regiment) and injuring another soldier.
1990 1 June: Lichfield City railway station 1 soldier killed and 2 injured in a shooting
1990 30 July: Ian Gow MP killed by a car bomb planted by the IRA while at his home in Sussex.
1991 18 February: A bomb exploded at Victoria Station. One man killed and 38 people injured.
1992 12 October: A device exploded in the gents' toilet of the Sussex Arms public house in Covent Garden killing one person and injuring four others
1993 20 March: Warrington bomb attacks. The first attack, on a gasworks, created a huge fireball but no casualties, but the second attack on Bridge Street killed two children and injured many other people.
1993 24 April: IRA detonated a huge truck bomb in the City of London at Bishopsgate, It killed journalist Ed Henty, injured over 40 people
1996 9 February: The IRA bombed the South Quay area of London, killing two people
I can only read about the ongoings of Bloody Sunday
Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces' operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007