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Widow rededicates plaque for murdered Navy reserve officer

By Adrian Rutherford

A memorial plaque to a Navy reserve officer murdered 26 years ago has been rededicated by his widow.

Lt Commander John McMaster (47) was killed while off duty at his shop in Church Lane, Belfast, on July 18, 1991.

The killing was claimed by the Irish People's Liberation Organisation - an INLA offshoot.

A plaque in his memory was originally on board HMS Caroline, but was presented to the McMaster family when the historic battleship was taken over by National Museums.

At a ceremony in the Royal Navy Headquarters at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn, the plaque was rededicated.

The re-dedication was performed by his widow Muriel.

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