Iain Duncan Smith marks the anniversary of the death of Captain Robert Nairac, GC

15th May 2018

Iain Duncan Smith marks the death of his former military colleague Captain Robert Nairac who was murdered in Northern Ireland 41 years ago and reminds MPs that his body has never been found and no one has ever owned up to where the body was left.

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I wonder whether there is any way for the House and the country to mark the death of Captain Robert Nairac, George Cross, who was murdered on this day 41 years ago. He was my captain in the first battalion of the Grenadier Guards, and I think it is appropriate—especially at the moment, when there is so much concern about our veterans being dragged before the courts in Northern Ireland—that we mark the lives of our brave soldiers, especially Captain Robert Nairac.

Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I served with Robert Nairac and it is worth reminding everybody in the House that this brave man’s body has never yet been found and no one has ever owned up to where the body was left. His family have never had the ability to grieve or to bring an end to their grieving for a man who served his country so bravely.

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