#SUAS series- Cowardly IRA terrorists murder three Scottish soldiers

As part of Unionist Voice’s ‘Stand Up Against Sectarianism’- #SUAS- series, today we look at the brutal IRA murder of three Scottish soldiers in 1971.


On the 10th March 1971 IRA terrorists shot dead three unarmed British Army soldiers. The brave soldiers served in the 1st Battalion of the Royal Highland Fusiliers. All three soldiers were off-duty and in civilian clothes when they were gunned down in cold blood by the cowardly IRA unit.

The soldiers were lured from a city centre bar in Belfast and taken to a remote location and shot. No one has ever been charged with their murders. Sinn Fein has never apologised to the families, nor assisted their quest for truth by providing information about the IRA murders.

The names of the Three Scottish Soldiers are as follows;

Dougald McCaughey (23)

John McCaig (17)

Joseph McCaig (18)

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