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50th anniversary of the killing of Gunner Robert Curtis

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1475: tabled on 09 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the 50th anniversary of the murder of Gunner Robert Curtis, 156 (Inkerman) Battery, 94 Locating Regiment, Royal Artillery, shot by an Irish republican terrorist at the age of 20 on the 6 February 1971 in the New Lodge area of Belfast; notes that this was the first of many lives lost during Operation Banner and expresses our sincere condolences and gratitude to the family of this young man so cruelly taken at the start of his life; expresses our deep sympathy once again to his daughter that never met her father and to his grandson, named after Robert; and further remembers the families of all of those soldiers so cruelly slaughtered from every part of the UK during Operation Banner in defence of this Union and in the stand against evil and reaffirms the deep and abiding gratitude of this nation for those who gave their all for Queen and Country in service in Northern Ireland.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.