Guildford Pub Bombings 50th Anniversary Pin Badge
1974 - 2024The Guildford pub bombings occurred on the 5th October 1974 when IRA terrorists detonated two 6-pound (2.7-kilogram) gelignite bombs at two pubs in Guildford, Surrey, England. The pubs were targeted because they were popular with British Army personnel stationed at Pirbright barracks. Four soldiers and one civilian were killed. Sixty-five people were wounded.
The bomb in the Horse and Groom, thought to have been planted by a "courting couple" who have never been identified, detonated at 8:30 pm, killing a civilian, two members of the Scots Guards and two members of the Women's Royal Army Corps. The Seven Stars was evacuated after the first blast, and a second bomb exploded at 9:00 pm while the pub landlord and his wife searched the pub. The landlord sustained a fractured skull and his wife a broken leg, and five members of staff and one customer who had just stepped outside received less serious injuries.
To help raise awareness of this terrorist atrocity, and to let the families know they are still in our thoughts. This badge has been produced by the Ancre Somme Association Charity in memory of the following:
Caroline Slater (18) WRAC
William Forsyth (18) Scots Guards
John Hunter (17) Scots Guards
Ann Hamilton (19) WRAC
Paul Craig (21) Civilian
"We Will Always Remember Them"
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