Nancy Merril Photograhy has given us the challenge of posting a photo that features a memorial.
At 10:40 am, on July 20, 1982 as Horse Guards were walking along South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park, on their way to the changing of the Horse Guards, a nail bomb, composed of 25 lbs of gelignite and four and six inch nails ,that had been placed in a parked car, was remotely detonated. The explosion was devastating. Three soldiers were killed outright and a fourth died of his wounds in hospital three days later. In total seven horses were killed and 8 were severely injured. The IRA (Irish Republican Army) claimed responsibility.
On that day these lives were lost: Lieutenant D.R.A. Daly aged 23, Staff Corporal R.J. Bright aged 36, Lance Corporal J.V. Young aged 19 and Trooper S. A Tipper aged 19. Here is their memorial.
The horses who died were : Cedric, Epaulette, Falcon, Rochester, Waterford, Yeastvite and Zara.
These photos are not new ones. With Covid I am not able to travel to London so these photos came from my archives.
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