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Ambush scene Sunday 29/5/21

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Ambush scene Sunday 29/5/21
A patrol of "C" Company under 3 DI Taylor was ambushed here outside the grey pillared building to the left, The College of Surgeons, St Stephens Green, Dublin. A number of IRA men threw four bombs and opened up with gunfire from the green behind railings to the right. The Auxies returned fire and fought off the attack but also arrested an IRA man called Leo Fox at the scene. The patrol split into two in an effort to flank the IRA men but they (IRA men) quickly fled the scene. Cadet Raymond Cafferata gave chase and shot one of the gunmen who was seen to fall but before Cafferata was able to get to him the gunman got up and ran off.
Posted by mccall.ernest@gmail.com on November 17, 2016