SE1624 : Army Medical Services Monument at Hartshead Services

taken 9 months ago, near to Cleckheaton, Kirklees, Great Britain

Army Medical Services Monument at Hartshead Services
Army Medical Services Monument at Hartshead Services
This commemorates an attack by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) on members of the British Army, Royal Air Force and their families travelling on a coach on the M62 on 4 February 1974. They were being transferred from their bases of Catterick and Darlington by bus because there was a train strike. Nine soldiers and three civilians died after a bomb hidden in the luggage compartment exploded when they were near the Hartshead Moor Motorway service area on the M62.

A memorial garden was created in 2005 to commemorate those who lost their lives SE1624 : Army Medical Services Monument at Hartshead Services. A larger second memorial was built in September 2013 on land donated by Welcome Break. Four fruit trees and an English oak tree were planted.

SE1624 : Army Medical Services Monument Plaque.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 December, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Defence, Military 
Date (from Tags)
1974  2005  2013 
Motorway (from Tags)
M62 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1684 2407 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.7669N 1:44.7800W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1683 2407
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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