Event    From 20/7/1982  To 20/7/1982

Hyde Park bomb

Categories: Terrorism, Tragedy

A large nail bomb hidden in a car parked on South Carriage Drive exploded as the Queen's Life Guard passed. It was set by the IRA and probably controlled remotely. Four members of The Blues and Royals lost their lives. Twelve soldiers and six civilians were injured. Seven horses died. A seriously injured horse, Sefton, survived and became well-known, being awarded "Horse of the Year". The soldiers and horses were from Hyde Park Barracks.

Two hours later a bomb in Regent's Park exploded.

2018: Andrew Parker Bowles revealed that the Queen referred to this day as “the most ghastly day of my life”.

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Hyde Park bomb

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Hyde Park bomb

{On 20 July 1982 at this spot, a terrorist bomb was exploded as The Queen's L...

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Hyde Park bomb - the horses

{Plaque on the south end:} This trough was donated to the City of London in 1...

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Pascal Michael Dolf

Pascal Michael Dolf

Non-British, killed by the Bali bomb. Pascal Michael Dolf was born on 25 January 1977 in Chur, Bezirk Plessur, Graubünden, Switzerland. He was a Swiss backpacker and bank officer employed at Graub...

Person, Terrorism, Tragedy, Indonisia, Switzerland

1 memorial
Lockerbie bombing

Lockerbie bombing

Pan Am 103 flying Heathrow to New York's JFK was destroyed by a bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland. 270 were killed: 243 passengers, 16 crew, 11 on the ground.

Event, Terrorism, Tragedy, Scotland

18 memorials
Jacob Lepidus

Jacob Lepidus

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Person, Terrorism, Balkans

1 memorial
Brixton nail bomb

Brixton nail bomb

The bomb which injured 48 people, was planted by neo-Nazi bomber David Copeland. Copeland, who was also responsible for the nail bomb attacks in Brick Lane (24 April) and at the Admiral Duncan pub...

Event, Race Issues, Terrorism, Tragedy

2 memorials