Thursday, 10 June 2010

On 9 March 1971 three young Scottish soldiers, John McCaig (17), his brother Joseph McCaig (18) and Dougald McCaughey (23), were off-duty when they were murdered by the IRA at the White Brae, in North Belfast.  That terrible day has never been forgotten in Ulster and a memorial has now been erected in their memory.

Cllrs Brian Kingston, Lydia Patterson & William Humphrey, Nigel Dodds MP MLA, Nelson McCausland MLA
& Diane Dodds MEP at the memorial
The memorial was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday 30 May and it has been placed in the care of the Royal British Legion.  After the dedication a service was held in Ballysillan Leisure Centre and some members of the McCaig and McCaughey families attended the services.

The three soldiers were members of the Royal Highland Fusiliers and as yet no one has been convicted of their murders.

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