Should Colonel Derek Wilford be charged with conspiracy to mass murder in 1972?
He should be; but I doubt he will be. He certainly should hand in his mbe or obe. For those who state that the IRA activists should be charged if he is charged. Several hundred of them were, and spent time in prison along with hundreds who were not in the IRA. At that time there was internment. People were just picked up off the street and flung in jail without charge and that was what the soldiers were supposed to do that day. One thing for sure is that the actions of the troops that day, caused so much distrust and ultimately prolonged the ‘troubles’. So in fact their action that day caused the deaths of many more; Catholics, Protestants, Irish men and women, British men and women, and of course their fellow soldiers. Extra Info: I do not see any Pro IRA on here. The askers question was about a decorated soldier who caused the death of several innocent people. It is not about the IRA and the murders they committed. There were courts to deal with those at the time and several were sen