The Bloody gun battle for the bakery began in Belfast at 0350 yesterday 9th Aug 1971.
That is when the army moved in to `The Markets` to flush out a gang of gunmen who had expelled the night shift at gun point.
Dawn was in the sky, but for the previous five hours soldiers had already engaged snipers from the fringes of the catholic area near the City Centre.
General Sir Robert Alan Pascoe KCB MBE ( 21st Feb 1932 ) is a former Adjutant – General to the armed Forces.
He commanded the 1st Battalion Royal Green Jackets in BAOR and on two tours in Northern Ireland from the years 1971 to 1974 and was mentioned in despatches in Northern Ireland in 1974. He went on to command 5 Field Force in BAOR from the years 1976 to 1979.
Field Marshal Sir Francis Wogan Festing, GCB, KBE, DSO, DL (28 August 1902 – 3 August 1976), called 菲士挺 in Chinese, was a field marshal in the British Army. His most important posts were as Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong (1945–1946 and 1949), General Officer Commanding British Troops in Egypt (1952), General Officer Commanding Eastern Command (1954), Commander-in-Chief Far East Land Forces (1956), and Chief of the Imperial General Staff (1958–1961). He also saw active service in the Second World War, taking a prominent role in Operation Ironclad (the Battle of Madagascar) and the Arakan offensive of the Burma Campaign, and later advised the British Government on ending conscription and reducing the size of the Army by fifteen battalions.
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