Well-wishers have left floral tributes at Newton Stacey, near Andover in Hampshire where the bodies of Michael Pedersen and his two children were found.
Trooper Michael Pedersen at the Horse of the Year Show with Sefton, the Household Cavalry horse badly injured in the IRA bombing incident in Hyde Park, in 1982.
The family of two children whose bodies were found with their father's in a countryside lane have spoken of their devastation.
The bodies of Michael, 51, Ben, seven, and Freya Pedersen, six, were found next to a Saab 900SE convertible car in the tiny lane at Newton Stacey, near Andover, on Sunday.
The latest news from Newton Stacey near Andover, in Hampshire, where a man and two children were found dead by a walker yesterday.Read the full story ›
A father who police believe killed his two young children before killing himself was a former army sergeant who survived a devastating IRA bomb blast.
The 1982 bomb attack hit as Michael Pedersen's unit was taking part in changing of the guard. Four soldiers and seven horses were killed in the explosion.
Mr Pedersen's horse Sefton was left seriously injured, but despite 34 wounds that required eight hours of surgery, the animal survived.
Sefton later became symbolic of the struggle against the IRA and won the Horse of the Year.
A former colleague who served in the Household Cavalry with Mr Pedersen has told reporters he saw him in July at an event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the bombing.
Alex Chalmers said: "He was in good spirits. He didn't mention anything at all, he was just good humoured."
Detective Superintendent Tony Harris, of Hampshire police, said that Surrey Police were considering referring the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) because of some previous contact with Mr Pedersen.
The bodies of a father and his two young children have been discovered beside a car on a bridleway near Andover. They were 51-year- old Michael Pedersen, who's from Chertsey in Surrey and Ben and Freya Pedersen, aged seven and six, from Middlesex.
VIDEO: Police and local councillor talk about the tragedy at Andover, where two children were found stabbed. Their father is also dead.
The bodies of a man and two children have been found next to a car on a bridleway in Hampshire. Police say Ben and Freya Pedersen had stab wounds. Michael Pedersen took his own life.
The bodies of a man and his two children have been found on a bridleway in Hampshire.Read the full story ›
VIDEO: The car is roved from the scene at Andover, while police search the area. Man and two children found dead.