Darkley Massacre 40th Anniversary 2023 Pin Badge

Darkley Massacre 40th Anniversary 2023 Pin Badge

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Darkley Massacre 40th Anniversary 2023 Pin Badge

The Darkley killings or Darkley massacre  was a gun attack carried out on the 20th November 1983 near the village of Darkley in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Three INLA terrorist gunmen attacked worshippers attending a church service at Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Church, killing three civilians and wounding seven.

On the evening of Sunday 20th November, about sixty people were attending a church service at Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Church. The small, isolated wooden church was outside the village of Darkley, near the border with the Republic of Ireland and several miles from Armagh.

As the service began, three masked gunmen arrived, at least one of whom was armed with a Ruger semi-automatic rifle, and opened fire on those standing in the entrance.

Three church elders were killed: Harold Browne (59), Victor Cunningham (39) and David Wilson (44). The fatally wounded Wilson staggered into the service, where he collapsed and died. The gunmen then stood outside the building and sprayed it with bullets, wounding a further seven people, before fleeing in a car.

The service was being tape-recorded when the attack took place. On the tape, the congregation can be heard singing the hymn, "Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb", followed by the sound of gunfire.

This badge has been produced in memory of the following:

Harold Browne (59)

Victor Cunningham (39)

David Wilson (44)

"We Will Always Remember Them"

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©ASA 2023

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