Read the British Army files relating to the Battle of St. Matthews in June 1971, a weekend of misery and mayhem many consider a turning point in the conflict.
The Battle of St. Matthew’s was a pivotal moment in our local history and we have much to learn from it still. The 27/28th June is the 50th anniversary of the battle around the parish church in Short Strand. 3 men were shot dead and over two dozen injured. The local area around Ballymacarrett and