The British Army is deployed to help with rescue efforts as the bomb cyclone kills two people.
Prosecutors in Northern Ireland charge a former British Army soldier with murdering two people during the mass shooting in Derry during the Troubles in 1972, following a contemporary police investigation. The man, known only as Soldier F, is also charged with three attempted murders. It is also announced that no other charges against either soldiers or civilians will be brought due to insufficient evidence. Soldiers shot 28 unarmed protestors, killing 13.
The Fromelles Military Cemetery is opened in Fromelles in northern France containing the graves of 250 Australian and British soldiers who died in the Battle of Fromelles in World War I and had previously been buried in a mass grave.
Lord Saville is asked to hold back until after the UK general election the publication of the Bloody Sunday (1972) report into the killing of 14 unarmed civil rights protesters by British Army paratroopers in Bogside, Derry.