News Letter backs bid to get justice for murdered soldier trio, lured by IRA to their deaths

Lawyers who plan a private action against IRA killers of the murdered Scottish soldiers have raised £7,000 of a £10,000 initial target to get the case going.

Saturday, 4th February 2017, 8:45 am
Updated Saturday, 4th February 2017, 5:38 pm
The three murdered Scottish soldiers: from left, Dougald McCaughey, John McCaig, Joseph McCaig from the Royal Highland Fusiliers. The trio were murdered by the IRA in March 1971 in north Belfast after being lured to their deaths on the pretext of being taken to meet girls at a party

From left above, fusiliers Dougald McCaughey,23, John McCaig, 17, and Joseph McCaig, 18, were drinking in Belfast when IRA men invited them to meet girls at a party in 1971.

They were taken to the outskirts of Belfast and shot in the back of the head.

Matthew Jury of London-based McCue & Partners LLP expressed thanks for donations so far.

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The News Letter is backing the campaign.

Alistair Bushe, the editor, said: “The authorities have failed to get justice for hundreds of unsolved IRA murders, so we urge readers to donate to this appeal.”

Send cheques payable to ‘The Three Scottish Soldiers Fund’ to c/o McCue & Partners LLP, 4th Floor, 158 Buckingham Palace Rd, London, SW1W 9TR or visit and