I have done a search for a thread on the British government's latest apology: BBC News - Apology after man shot dead by Army in 1974 but cannot find one. I chose the Current Affairs forum as the apology was made Monday or Tuesday and reported on BBC yesterday.
Cunningham was shot in the back as he ran away from soldiers. He was 27 years of age with the mental age of a child (I presume the British Army soldiers were not to know this). He was unarmed.
I suspect we'll have many more of these apologies as the years go by. However, what will never be measured is the numbers of people who were driven into the arms of the para-militaries by incidents like these. The nationalist community knew about these injustices but with the British media believing their government line, and the Irish media not bothering it's arse to investigate or report fairly on anything to do with NI (still to this day) it's hardly surprising that many nationalists turned to the IRA and others. This, in turn, would have led many loyalists to join their para-military groups.
The British Army has come in for serious criticism worldwide over the years but we'll never know just how much damage their inefficiency and brutality caused in NI.
Anyway, RIP John Pat Cunningham.