Anthony Pollen

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Captain Anthony Pollen was a member of the Coldstream Guards. He was shot dead by republicans on 14 April 1974, while attempting to photograph a demonstration in Derry's Bogside. According to journalist Mark Urban, he was a member of the Londonderry Detachment of 14 Intelligence Company at the time.[1]

According to researcher Ciarán MacAirt, Pollen was the Military Intelligence officer with the 2 Coldstream Guards who interviewed Brian Nelson after he was arrested on 25 March 1973.[2]


  1. Mark Urban, Big Boys' Rules: The SAS and the Secret Struggle Against the IRA, Faber and Faber, 1992, p.42.
  2. Ciarán MacAirt, Brian Nelson: Diminishing Responsibility,, p.5.