The Ulster Unionist Party has commemorated the victims of the Narrow Water Massacre which took place thirty six years ago killing 18 soldiers.
The tribute was paid by Newry, Mourne and Down Councillors David Taylor and Harold McKee.
Speaking on behalf of the Ulster Unionist Party, Councillor Taylor said:
“The Narrow Water massacre was one of the darkest days of the Troubles and the loss of those brave soldiers has never been forgotten by the law-abiding community in the Newry and wider South Down area.
“It is vitally important that incidents such as the Narrow Water Massacre where members of our armed forces paid the ultimate sacrifice are never forgotten. The brave men who lost their lives that day were offering necessary service to the people of Northern Ireland in combatting the evils of terrorism.