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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th January 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)

16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56

16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London

Green Jackets Bandstand bomb



Green Jackets Bandstand bomb

Location of the 1982 band stand bomb which killed 7 musicians.

Location: Bandstand, Regents Park

Description: This is where a terrorist bomb planted underneath the bandstand at Regent's Park, London, exploded during a routine lunchtime concert by the 1st Batallion: Royal Green Jackets Band, killing seven musicians: WO2 (BSM) Graham Barker, Sgt Robert Livingstone, Cpl John R McKnight and Bandsmen John Heritage, George J Mesure, Keith Powell and Laurence Smith.

Others were wounded, some very seriously, and when the Band regrouped five weeks later just nine men were present, headed by Bandmaster David Little.

It was the first of a season of lunchtime concerts for tourists and nearby office workers, four of whom were amongst the injured.


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Green Jackets Bandstand bomb

Location of the 1982 band stand bomb which killed 7 musicians.


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