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Parade held to honour UDR men killed in Belfast bomb blast

More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. Pic Declan Roughan Press Eye.
More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. Pic Declan Roughan Press Eye.
More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. Pic Declan Roughan Press Eye.
Press Eye - UDR Commemoration Parade - Belfast - 23rd February 2019 Photograph by Declan Roughan More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Three bands and around 200 supporters attended the Orange Order parade that paused in Royal Avenue at the spot where the men were murdered. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. The two men were also members of the Orange Order and the organisation has said the parade was organised "in consultation with the bereaved families".
Press Eye - UDR Commemoration Parade - Belfast - 23rd February 2019 Photograph by Declan Roughan More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Three bands and around 200 supporters attended the Orange Order parade that paused in Royal Avenue at the spot where the men were murdered. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. The two men were also members of the Orange Order and the organisation has said the parade was organised "in consultation with the bereaved families".
Press Eye - UDR Commemoration Parade - Belfast - 23rd February 2019 Photograph by Declan Roughan More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Three bands and around 200 supporters attended the Orange Order parade that paused in Royal Avenue at the spot where the men were murdered. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. The two men were also members of the Orange Order and the organisation has said the parade was organised "in consultation with the bereaved families".
Press Eye - UDR Commemoration Parade - Belfast - 23rd February 2019 Photograph by Declan Roughan More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Three bands and around 200 supporters attended the Orange Order parade that paused in Royal Avenue at the spot where the men were murdered. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. The two men were also members of the Orange Order and the organisation has said the parade was organised "in consultation with the bereaved families".
Press Eye - UDR Commemoration Parade - Belfast - 23rd February 2019 Photograph by Declan Roughan More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Three bands and around 200 supporters attended the Orange Order parade that paused in Royal Avenue at the spot where the men were murdered. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. The two men were also members of the Orange Order and the organisation has said the parade was organised "in consultation with the bereaved families".
Press Eye - UDR Commemoration Parade - Belfast - 23rd February 2019 Photograph by Declan Roughan More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Three bands and around 200 supporters attended the Orange Order parade that paused in Royal Avenue at the spot where the men were murdered. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. The two men were also members of the Orange Order and the organisation has said the parade was organised "in consultation with the bereaved families".
Press Eye - UDR Commemoration Parade - Belfast - 23rd February 2019 Photograph by Declan Roughan More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Three bands and around 200 supporters attended the Orange Order parade that paused in Royal Avenue at the spot where the men were murdered. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. The two men were also members of the Orange Order and the organisation has said the parade was organised "in consultation with the bereaved families".
Press Eye - UDR Commemoration Parade - Belfast - 23rd February 2019 Photograph by Declan Roughan More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Three bands and around 200 supporters attended the Orange Order parade that paused in Royal Avenue at the spot where the men were murdered. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. The two men were also members of the Orange Order and the organisation has said the parade was organised "in consultation with the bereaved families".
Press Eye - UDR Commemoration Parade - Belfast - 23rd February 2019 Photograph by Declan Roughan More than 1,000 people took part in a march through Belfast's main shopping area to mark the anniversary of the deaths of two UDR men in a booby-trap bomb. Three bands and around 200 supporters attended the Orange Order parade that paused in Royal Avenue at the spot where the men were murdered. Fred Starrett and James Cummings were killed when an IRA bomb was detonated close to the construction site of what is now the CastleCourt shopping centre in 1988. The two men were also members of the Orange Order and the organisation has said the parade was organised "in consultation with the bereaved families".

A parade and service of remembrance to mark the murder of two UDR men who were also members of the Orange Order took place on Saturday.

More than 1,000 people took part in the event, organised by Ulster Defenders of the Realm LOL 710 and in consultation with the men's families took place through the city centre to Royal Avenue. The traditional route, however, had to be altered due to the safety cordon around the Primark building after last summer's fire.

The parade incorporated a wreath-laying ceremony at the scene of the booby-trap bombing, and a service of remembrance conducted by Free Presbyterian minister the Rev David McIIveen.

Frederick Starrett and James Cummings, both 22, were killed by an IRA device as they arrived to close security gates at the North Street junction of Royal Avenue on February 24, 1988.

Both were members of lodges in Ballymacarrett No 6 District; Banner of the Cross LOL 1310 and Johnston's Golden Star LOL 1934.

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