The case of Soldier F, who also faces five attempted murder charges in relation to the shootings in Derry in January 1972, was heard before a district judge in Derry Magistrates’ Court today.
The veteran was not present for the short hearing on Wednesday.
Soldier F, aged in his sixties, faces two counts of murder and five of attempted murder.
The veteran, who was not in court, is charged with the murders of James Wray and William McKinney in 1972.
Four of the attempted murder charges relate to the wounding of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon and Patrick O’Donnell.
The fifth relates to persons unknown.
Around 20 relatives of the victims sat quietly in the public gallery.
The ex-paratrooper’s barrister Mark Mulholland QC is to challenge any decision to send his client for trial.
The case was adjourned until January 17.