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50 years since the deaths of Samuel Donaldson and Roy Millar

EDM (Early Day Motion) 804: tabled on 01 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House remembers with deep sadness the murder of RUC Constables Samuel Donaldson and Roy Millar following a car bomb in South Armagh on 11 August 1970 as the first of many evil murders during the Provisional IRA Terrorist Campaign; extends heartfelt and sincere sympathy to their families who still feel the pain and loss 50 years later; notes that those who joined the RUC did not simply choose a job, but chose to face physical danger daily, made the choice to go to a job where they knew they were targeted and even their family may be targeted and chose to endure unimaginable mental torment which continues to this very day as they see themselves and their colleagues who paid the ultimate sacrifice vilified; and places on record once more deep and abiding thanks to every man and women from all communities who donned the RUC uniform and simply did the right thing, the honourable thing, the noble thing every day and who saved the lives of untold thousands in Northern Ireland through their bravery and dedication.