Robert Nairac

Recipient of the George Cross
Born Aug 31, 1948

Captain Robert Laurence Nairac GC was a British Army officer who was abducted from a pub in Drumintee, south County Armagh during an undercover operation and killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) on his fourth tour of duty in Northern Ireland as a Military Intelligence Liaison Officer. He was posthumously awarded the George Cross in 1979.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on August 31, 1948.


1971 22 Years Old He left Oxford in 1971 to enter Royal Military Academy Sandhurst under the sponsorship of the Grenadier Guards and was commissioned with them upon graduation. … Read More
Rather than returning to his battalion, which was due for rotation to Hong Kong, Nairac volunteered for military intelligence duties in Northern Ireland. Following completion of several training courses, he returned to Northern Ireland in 1974 attached to 4 Field Survey Troop, Royal Engineers, one of the three sub-units of a Special Duties unit known as 14 Intelligence Company (14 Int). … Read More
It was alleged by a former Secret Intelligence Service operative, Captain Fred Holroyd, that Nairac admitted involvement in the assassination of IRA member John Francis Green on 10 January 1975 to him. … Read More
On the evening of 14 May 1977, Nairac drove alone to The Three Steps pub in Dromintee, South Armagh. … Read More
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