Military List Of Operation Banner Battles

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List of every major Operation Banner battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Operation Banner battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Operation Banner, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Operation Banner list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Operation Banner battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List battles include Attack on Derryard checkpoint, Operation Conservation and many more.
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1978 British Army Gazelle downing


On 17 February 1978, a British Army Gazelle helicopter, serial number XX404, went down near Jonesborough, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, after being fired at by a Provisional IRA unit from the South Armagh Brigade. The IRA unit was involved in a gun battle with a Green Jackets' observation post deployed in the area, and the helicopter was sent in to support the ground troops. The helicopter crashed after the pilot lost control of the aircraft whilst evading ground fire. Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Douglas Corden-Lloyd, 2nd Battalion Green Jackets commanding officer, died in the crash. The incident was overshadowed by the La Mon restaurant bombing, which took place just hours later near Belfast. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: County Armagh, United Kingdom

Part of: Operation Banner, The Troubles

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1997 Coalisland attack


On the evening of 26 March 1997, the Provisional IRA East Tyrone Brigade launched an improvised grenade attack on the fortified Royal Ulster Constabulary/British Army base in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The blast sparked an immediate reaction by an undercover Special Air Service unit, who shot and wounded alleged IRA volunteer Gareth Doris. The SAS unit was then surrounded by a crowd of protesters who prevented them approaching Doris or leaving. RUC officers arrived and fired plastic bullets at the crowd, allowing the special forces to leave the area. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Part of: Operation Banner, The Troubles

Attack on Cloghoge checkpoint is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Operation Banner Battles
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The attack on Cloghoge checkpoint was an unconventional bomb attack carried out on 1 May 1992 by the Provisional Irish Republican Army against a British Army permanent vehicle checkpoint. The IRA's South Armagh Brigade fitted a van with wheels that allowed it to move along a railway line. A large bomb was placed inside the van, which was then driven along the railway line to the target. The compound, just north of the village of Cloghoge in County Armagh, was wrecked by the explosion. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: County Armagh, United Kingdom

Part of: Operation Banner, The Troubles

Combatants: United Kingdom

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Attack on Derryard checkpoint is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Operation Banner Battles
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On 13 December 1989 the Provisional Irish Republican Army attacked a British Army permanent vehicle checkpoint complex manned by the King's Own Scottish Borderers near the Northern Ireland–Republic of Ireland border at Derryard, near Rosslea, County Fermanagh. The IRA unit, firing from the back of an armored dump truck, attacked the small base with heavy machine-guns, grenades, rockets and a flamethrower. A nearby British Army patrol arrived at the scene and a fierce firefight erupted. The IRA withdrew after leaving a van bomb inside the complex, but it did not fully detonate. The attack left two British soldiers dead and two wounded. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Rosslea, United Kingdom

Part of: Operation Banner, The Troubles

Combatants: United Kingdom

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