Tragic soldier’s mum ‘hopes to attend’ eighth Massereene memorial

Thursday, 2 March 2017

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THE mother of one of the young soldiers gunned down by dissidents at Massereene Barracks revealed this week that she 'dearly hopes' to return to Antrim to take part in the annual service of commemoration.
Incredibly, next Tuesday (March 7) marks the eighth anniversary of the nakedly sectarian slayings on the Randalstown Road.
Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar were due to fly out to Helmand that night - but instead their lives were ruthlessly cut short when they were sprayed with high velocity gunfire as they collected a pizza delivery at the gates of the barracks.
Patrick's mum Geraldine Ferguson and her husband Mehmet have been regular visitors to Antrim in the years since - and since her recent retirement, she has thrown herself even more into campaigning for the people robbed of loved ones through violence.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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