Irish Republican Richard Behal (Part Two)

This is part two of the story of Irish Republican Richard Behal who as a young man joined the Irish Republican Army in Kilkenny he subsequently participated in Operation Harvest . (Otherwise known as the 1956-62 Border Campaign)

In 1965, one years before the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter rising,  Richard  was  involved in an operation to attack the British naval boat HMS Brave Border with an anti-tank weapon in Waterford . The attack caused millions of pounds of damage to the boat.

In addition, he was arrested and remanded  to Limerick prison from where he made a daring  escape using a hack-saw to cut through the iron bars of the cell window.

Walter Dunphy,Richard, Ned Kelly

Walter Dunphy,Richard, Ned Kelly

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