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Plaque: Hyde Park bomb

Inscription

{On 20 July 1982 at this spot, a terrorist bomb was exploded as The Queen's Life Guard was passing. Four members of The Blues and Royals lost their lives. Twelve soldiers and six civilians were injured. Seven horses died.

{list of four names - see Subjects Commemorated}

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of those who died, and was subscribed to by members of the Public and the Armed Forces. 

Site: Hyde Park bomb (1 memorial)

SW1, South Carriage Drive

From the Western Front Association we learn that "Each time The Queen's Life Guard or other bodies of Household Cavalry pass the spot, 'they bring their swords down from the slope to the carry, coupled with "eyes left" or "eyes right" as a mark of respect. In addition Bands when passing the scene cease playing as they approach the spot, and only resume once they have passed.”

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Hyde Park bomb

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51551

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72050

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74408

Staff Corporal (SQMC) Roy John Bright

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74409

Lieutenant Denis Richard Anthony Daly

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74410

Trooper Simon Andrew Tipper

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