Acknowledgements

James & Sacha Abercorn Friends of the Brabourne & Mountbatten families
Terry Baker Ambulance driver who conveyed the author and his father to Sligo Hospital
Cecil Barber Ambulance driver who conveyed the author’s mother & grandmother to Sligo Hospital
Alex Barraki Work associate of author
Philomena, Pat & John Barry Former Classiebawn staff
Susan Batten Daughter of Iris Portal, friend of Doreen, Lady Brabourne
Gill Bennett Former Chief Historian at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
Caroline Bentley Interviewed witnesses living in Germany
Brian & Heather Best Brian, a surgical registrar in 1979, adminstered life saving assistance at the scene
Ian Boyes Metropolitan Police
8th Lord Brabourne (Norton) Chairman, Trustees of the Broadlands Archives
Sean Brennan Crew of the lifeboat that recovered Nicholas from the scene
The late Professor Alan Browne On holiday in Mullaghmore and offered support to the author’s family
Diana Browne Retired GP living in Mullaghmore
The late Dr. Elizabeth Bryan Consultant Paediatrician & pioneer in twin studies
Paul Burns British soldier injured in Northern Ireland hours after the Mullaghmore bomb
Tess Callaway Member of the publishing team, Hutchinson, Random House
Camilla Goslett Member of the Literary Agency team
James Chambers Author of “Palmerston ‘The People’s Darling’”
General John de Chastelain Head of the Independent International Commission on Decomissioning in Ireland
Margaret Connolly-Jones Widow of Michael Connolly, former Classiebawn staff
Dr Dennis Coppel Consultant Anaesthetist from Belfast who examined the survivors
John Courtney Officer in charge of the 1979 Garda investigation into the Mullaghmore bomb
Revd Sheila Cox Vicar at St John the Baptist Church, Mersham, Kent (2009)
Jamie & the late Sylvia Crathorne Friends of the Brabourne/Mountbatten family
Patrick J Davey Garda officer based in Ballyshannon in 1979
Edward Dawson On holiday in Mullaghmore and transported the body of Lord Mountbatten back to the harbour
Sheilagh Densham-Paton Correspondended with author’s father after the bomb
Catherine  Doherty Former Classiebawn staff
Dr Jim Donovan Director of the Irish Forensic Service in 1979
Dr Terence Dudeney On holiday in Mullaghmore and offered support to the author’s family
Elizabeth Duffy Tended the injured and accompanied the author and his father to hospital
David & Susie Dugdale Friends of the Brabourne/Mountbatten family
Thomas Dunne Garda Detective who interviewed the defendants
Stewart Eldon British Ambassador in Ireland 2003-2006
Olga Edridge Friend of the author and principal ally in his book
Peter Emerson Friend of the author
Professor Richard English Professor of Politics, Queens University, Belfast
Professor Roy F Foster Carroll Professor of Irish History, University of Oxford
Annie Foulds Work associate of the author
Julie Fox Compiled a family history of the Gore-Booth family
John Furlong Garda officer who assisted the author during his research
Bob Garratt Metropolitan Police
The late Giles Gordon Literary Agent
Dame Anne Griffiths Librarian and Archivist to Duke of Edinburgh
Mary Gantley Nursing Staff in Sligo Hospital in August 1979
Caroline Gascoigne Publishing Director, Editor of the book
Maureen Gateley Nursing Staff in Sligo Hospital in August 1979
Dr Donald Gibb Friend of the author
Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation Society committed to peacebuilding and reconciliation in Ireland and beyond
Sir Josslyn & Lady Gore-Booth Nephew of Aideen Gore-Booth, Lord Mountbatten’s agent in Ireland
Robert & I. Christiane Graf Witnessed explosion and helped recover Paul Maxwell from the scene
Michael Hampsey Assisted in searching the scene for survivors
Professor John Harbison Irish State Pathologist in 1979
Toby Harnden Author, journalist and commentator on the IRA
Chris Harper Manager of Erriff Fishery 1977-1979
Sahar Hashemi Friend of the author
The late James Hawthorne Head of BBC Television in Northern Ireland 1978-1987
Mrs Ron Heath (Betty) Wife of Lord Mountbatten’s electrician
Tony & Mary Heenan Consultant Anaesthetist at Sligo Hospital and his wife. Tony oversaw the care and treatment of the survivors
John Hennessy Garda Officer based in the Mullaghmore area in 1979
Kevin Henry Garda Officer on protection duty at Classiebawn in August 1979 and witnessed the explosion
Trevor Henry Trainee shipwright helping to maintain Shadow V in 1979
Mary & Geoffrey Hornsey Mother of Paul Maxwell
Janie Ironside-Wood PR consultant
Rachel Johnson Friend of Paul Maxwell and his family
Dr Stewart Johnston Consultant Ophthalmologist from Belfast who examined the survivors
Patrick Jordan Detective Inspector from the Garda Ballistics Unit involved in the 1979 investigation
Norman Kee Garda Officer who searched the crime scene at Mullaghmore
Michael Kelly Crew of Shadow V, 1971-1973
J. Christopher Durham Kenyon London-based undertaker who flew to Ireland to assist the return of the bodies to the UK
Charles Kidd Commentator on British & European aristocracies
Billy Kinlough Garda Officer who assisted the author with his research
Nicholas Knatchbull Bursaries To assist students who could not otherwise afford to attend the Dragon School in Oxford
Peter S. Larkman Former Housemaster of Gordonstoun School in Scotland
Tosh Lavery Garda diver who searched the crime scene at Mullaghmore
Claire Loftus Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Ireland
Rodney & Trudy Lomax Rodney is the boatbuilder in Mullaghmore who maintained Shadow V
Mary Lowry Nursing Staff in Sligo Hospital in August 1979
Jim Lucas Son of a crew member of HMS Kelly commanded by Lord Mountbatten
Bernard Lyden Garda Inspector based in the Mullaghmore area in 1979
May McGowan Widow of Ambulance Driver who took the author and his father to Sligo Hospital
Graham Mason Retired Metropolitan Police Officer
The late Michael Mavor Former Headmaster at Gordonstoun School in Scotland
Donna Macauley (née Maxwell) Sister of Paul Maxwell
John & Marion Maxwell Father of Paul Maxwell
Lisa McKean (née Maxwell) Sister of Paul Maxwell
Fionn McArthur Crew of Shadow V, 1978
The late John McCann Boatbuilder in Moneygold who built Shadow V
Michael & Brid McCarthy Parents of Adrian McCarthy who took part in the ecumenical service at Mullaghmore Harbour
Pauric McCullagh Ambulance man who conveyed Nicholas to Sligo Hospital
John McGerty Garda Detective who interviewed the defendants
Peter & Grainne McHugh Assisted the survivors at Mullaghmore
Ray McHugh Garda Inspector who assisted the author with his research
Brian MacLaurin PR consultant
Bobby Moorhead Solicitor and family friend of the Brabournes
Jonathan Lloyd Literary Agent
Hans-Rudiger Minow TV Documentary producer
Emma Mitchell Director of Publicity at Hutchinson, Random House
John Moloney Garda Officer who accompanied Nicholas to Sligo Hospital
Dr Desmond Moran Sligo Coroner
Michael Morland Former UK Ambassador to Burma, friend of the author
W. James Morrison Assisted in transporting the body of Lord Mountbatten back to Mullaghmore Harbour
Glen Morrison Assisted in transporting the body of Lord Mountbatten back to Mullaghmore Harbour
Fachtna Murphy Commissioner of An Garda Síochána 2007 to present day
Kevin Mullins Garda Officer on duty at Classiebawn in August 1979 and witnessed the explosion
Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma & Transformation Support for people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related conditions
Peter & Margaret Nicholson Former Butler at Classiebawn
John O’Brien Irish Army Company Sergeant who alerted the Air Rescue in 1979
June O’Brien Work associate of author
Dr Adrian O’Connell Consultant ophthalmologist at Sligo Hospital who treated the survivors
Dr Brian O’Connor Pathologist at Sligo Hospital in 1979
Michael O’Connor Crew of Shadow V 1972-76
John O’Grady Former Classiebawn staff
Denis O’Hara Coxswain of the lifeboat who recovered Nicholas from the scene
Richard M Langworth Editor of The Churchill Centre
Malcolm Oldfield Cameraman and work associate of the author
Manfred, Inge & Nina Ottow On holiday in Mullaghmore. Manfred helped recover Paul Maxwell
The late Prof. J. Frank Pantridge Consultant Cardiologist from Belfast who examined the survivors
Jane Perkins Secretary to Countess Mountbatten of Burma (Patricia)
Helen Phelps Researcher, From a Clear Blue Sky
Charlie & Kathy Pierce Witnessed the explosion and rescued Lord & Lady Brabourne and Doreen, Lady Brabourne
Dr Richard Porter Author and curator at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
Sam Power Detective Inspector in the Ballistics section of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1979
Nicholas Prins Friend of the author
Bob Pullin General Manager of Broadlands 1978-1985
Lord Puttnam (David) Film Producer, friend and colleague of Lord Brabourne (John)
Colin Randall Journalist who attended the funeral of Francis McGirl
David Reddaway British Ambassador in Ireland 2006-2009
Vicki Robinson Indexer for Hutchinson, Random House
Karen Robson Senior Archivist of Special Collections at the University of Southampton
Juliet Roche Work associate of Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Robson
Shane Rodgers Trainee shipwright helping to maintain Shadow V in 1979
The late Freda Rooney Summer Chef at Classiebawn in 1979
Grace Ryan Summer staff at Classiebawn in 1979
Marshall Sandes Son of George Sandes, former Deputy Agent at Classiebawn
Martin Shelbourne Extra crew of the lifeboat that recovered Nicholas from the scene
Amaro Silva Work associate of the author
Yvonne Smith Daughter of Jules Bracken, former Game Keeper at Classiebawn
Michael Sullivan Garda Sergeant
Joanna Taylor Member of the publishing team, Hutchinson, Random House
Tina Thomson Daughter of Sir Charles ‘Dick’ Troughton, friend of the Brabourne family
Mark Toher Compiled a family history of the Gore-Booth family
Barbara Tolhurst Secretary to Countess Mountbatten of Burma (Patricia)
Michael Treacy Helicopter winchman who assisted in the recovery of Nicholas from the scene
Peter Troughton Son of Sir Charles ‘Dick’ Troughton, friend of the Brabourne family
The late Hugh Tunney &

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Hugh Tunney, the former owner of Classiebawn
Richard & Liz Wallace Richard, a surgical registrar in 1979, adminstered life saving assistance at the scene
William & Ruth Wilkinson William witnessed the explosion and rescued Lord & Lady Brabourne and Doreen, Lady Brabourne
Lady Williams (Jane) Daughter of Iris Portal, friend of Doreen, Lady Brabourne
The late Canon T.P.S. Wood Chaplain, Sligo Hospital
Dick & Elizabeth Wood-Martin Witnessed the explosion and rescued the author from the scene
Adam Woolfitt Photographed Classiebawn, 1970
Professor Chris Woolgar Head of Special Collections at the University of Southampton, home of the Broadlands Archives
Philip Ziegler Author, friend of the Brabourne family

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