A former soldier has been sentenced to six and a half years for his part in an IRA mortar attack on a British army base in Germany. Michael Dickson, 38, from Greenock in Scotland, was charged with attempted murder. Prosecutors at his trial in Germany said Dickson was one of five members of an IRA “active service unit” which shelled the base in Osnabruck in north-west Germany on 28 June 1996. Three home-made mortar shells were fired at the Quebec Barracks, the Ministry of Defence’s largest base outside Britain. Full Story
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