|The scene of the attack showing both Land Rovers inside the crater|
The three murdered privates were all locally drawn members of the Ulster Defence Regiment, including a 21-year-old Catholic from Downpatrick - James Cochrane. Catholics rarely enlisted in the army, but Pte Cochrane's mother successfully fought to have his name included on the local war memorial. The others killed were Protestants Robert Smith, 18, from Comber, and Richard Wilson, 21, from Newcastle. Four colleagues were also seriously injured in the attack.