In Glorious Memory

“S.L.M.M.F.B.” [Sergent Lindsay Mooney Memorial flute band] “In glorious memory: Lindsay Mooney, Ben Redfern, Cecil mcKnight, Gary Lynch, Ray Smallwoods, William Campbell. ‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.'”

The flute band was formed in 1973 after the St. Patrick’s day death of Lindsay Mooney, a UDA member killed by the premature explosion of a bomb near Lifford, County Donegal (Sutton). The band’s 50th anniversary march takes place on the 18th (Bands Forum), though it was not in operation between 1993 and 2013 (NI World).

For the dates of death of the other five, see The Terror, Threats, And Dread in Ballymoney; the six are also named in a Waterside mural to Cecil McKnight; Gary Lynch has a solo mural in the Waterside. William Campbell is remembered in Coleraine.

The mural was erected in 2021 in Lincoln Court, Londonderry, on the same wall as a former UDA memorial mural to the six but which had been blank since 2011.

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Copyright © 2023 Paddy Duffy
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