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Colonel Edward Charles Loden MC (9 July 1940 – 7 September 2013) was a British Army officer.[1]

He was awarded the Military Cross as a captain for his actions during the Aden Emergency in June 1967.[2]

Loden, at the time a major, was a commander during Bloody Sunday on 30 January 1972; he was later exonerated by the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.[3]

Loden was shot dead on 7 September 2013 by armed robbers who forced their way into his son's home in Nairobi, Kenya, while he was visiting.[4][5]


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