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March in memory of two UDR soldiers killed by IRA 30 years ago

A commemoration service and parade took place in Belfast city centre

A MARCH in memory of two UDR soldiers who were killed by the IRA almost 30 years ago took place in Belfast at the weekend.

Frederick Starrett and James Cummings, both 22, died after a booby-trap bomb went off in 1988.

The 200lb bomb had been placed behind a hoarding on CastleCourt shopping centre, which was being built at the time.

The soldiers, who were also members of the Orange Order, were on duty in the city centre and were trying to close a security gate when the device exploded.

The annual parade also included a Service of Remembrance at the spot where they were killed and was attended by family members, former colleagues and members of the Orange Lodge to which the men belonged.

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