Former BBC journalist David Capper passes away at the age of 91.

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He was a regular on the radio and television throughout the worst of the Troubles.

Former BBC journalist David Capper passes away at the age of 91.
Former BBC journalist David Capper passed away at the age of 91.
He covered some of the greatest atrocities, such as Bloody Sunday and Bloody Friday, while working as the national radio correspondent and reporting for BBC Northern Ireland’s Scene Around Six.His journalism career started at the Newtown Chronicle after he was born in Belfast.

His first exposure to a significant news item came from the Chronicle, which covered the 1953 sinking of the Princess Victoria.After working in Vancouver for a few years, he returned to Northern Ireland to edit a local newspaper, joined the Belfast Telegraph’s reporting team, and eventually joined the BBC.

During the Falklands War, Mr. Capper joined the BBC team in Buenos Aires.

After reporting on the Enniskillen explosion in 1987, he abruptly quit the BBC after 26 years, although he kept up his media career, giving advice on growing radio stations overseas.

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