3 UDR, Narrow Water Attack

Monday, 27 August, 1979

The 3rd Battalion The Ulster Defence Regiment's Newry Company deployed to Narrow Water near Warrenpoint to support the follow-up operation to the aftermath of two explosions, the first had killed sixteen members of the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, and the second, the Commanding Officer and his radio operator from the 1st Battalion The Queens Own Highlanders. It was the IRA's deadliest attack on the British Army during Operation BANNER, the military operational deployment to Northern Ireland during the 'troubles'.