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Soldiers Details
Soldiers Name:Frederick Armstrong Other Names: Charles
Also Known As: Charlie 
Marital Status :Married Age at Death: 54 Civilian Job: Chairman of Armagh District Council
Service Details
Enlistment Date: 01/04/1970 Service No: 489402
Rank: Maj
Regiment: UDR Battalion: 2 UDR Company: A Company
Service Type: Part Time    
Details of Incident
On or Off Duty: Off Date of Death: 14/11/1983  
County: Armagh Location:Armagh

Details:
Killed by an IRA bomb shortly after he left a meeting in the Palace Demesne in Armagh City. The car park was surrounded by a security fence but the IRA had managed to enter it and leave again undetected. After his death Sinn Fein stated that 'killing UDR members was perfectly legitimate in a state of war', and their President stated when asked his own willingness to kill UDR soldiers, 'If my role lay within the IRA and within an armed struggle I would have no compunction at all'. 136th UDR member to be killed and 14th officer.
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