On Thursday evening some of our members attended a Community Remembrance Service at Massereene Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the brutal murder of Sappers Patrick Azimkar & Mark Quinsey by Irish Republicans.
At an earlier service Patrick’s mother Geraldine Ferguson commented. “Thank you Antrim for keeping the boys close to your hearts over the years even though you never knew them”. Six other soldiers had suffered life-changing injuries or trauma in the attack, she noted and Mark’s mother, Pamela had “died of a broken heart” and was “definitely another victim”.
A stark reminder of our troubled past under threat of violent Republicans. We ask them, was it worth it?
Lest We Forget.