TCG South was a Tasking and Co-ordinating Group set up at Gough Barracks in 1979 to co-ordinate Army and police operations in the RUC's South Region.
Shoot to Kill
The RUC operation which led to the shooting of IRA members Eugene Toman, sean Burns and Gervaise McKerr near Lurgan on 11 November 1982 was under the command of TCG South.
TCG South was also responsible for the surveillance of a suspected IRA arms dump near Lurgan which led to the shooting of 17-year-old Michael Tighe on 24 November 1982.
TCG South also commanded the operation in which RUC Constable John Robinson shot dead INLA members Seamus Grew and Roddy Carroll in a incident near the border on 12 December 1982. The series of six killings within the space of a few weeks became known as the Shoot to Kill affair.
- ↑ Mark Urban, Big Boys' Rules, Faber and Faber, 1992, pp.94-95.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Mark Urban, Big Boys' Rules, Faber and Faber, 1992, p.115.
- ↑ Mark Urban, Big Boys' Rules, Faber and Faber, 1992, p.116.