The article on Ministry of Defence is an newspaper article written by Owen Bowcott that appeared next to the article Hero of the Reichenbach.
The article read:
- "Forty years ago British soldiers shot Bill McKavanagh in the back as he ran away from them in a republican area of Belfast. Soldiers then pistol-whipped his brother and cousin, and also seriously assaulted them while in custody. Now, the Minister of Defense has taken the highly unusual step of apologising to the family.
The MoD letter is not unprecedented but it is one of the few occasions when the government has formally accepted responsibility for a killing and the mis-treatment of detainee by troops in Northern Ireland.
The apology follows an report earlier this year by detective ... Enquiries team (HET) of th...ice of Northern Ireland who ..."