Operation Banner Soldiers Stories including RGJ
The British Army’s arrival in Northern Ireland. They were deployed on 14 August 1969 by the Wilson government, as law and order had broken down in the province. Over the next three decades, some 300,000 British troops would serve in what became a war in all but name. Occasionally they were welcomed, more often, they were spat at, pelted with missiles or shot. Operation Banner ended at midnight on 31 July 2007 making it the longest continuous deployment in the British Army’s history, but the memories of the soldiers who had served here would last a lot longer… This documentary for HISTORY, presented by former soldier Ken Hames ……
Who Really Shot Jim Bryson ?
Most of the Ulster Defence Regiment operations were to assist the police by guarding key installations in Northern Ireland, and provide patrols and vehicle checkpoints on public roads to hamper the activities of paramilitary groups.
The Memorial Chair Our first mission was completed in 2015, this was the installation of a Memorial Chair which was installed in the former barracks […]
Make sure you ”Return to Memorial at Peninsula” when offered by PayPal for more readings Mr Hugh Willing say`s in the Ezine ” We should […]
Hugh Willing (Said in Sept 2013) “We encourage you all to support their initiative“ The above statement was said by Hugh Willing during our first […]
Every Green Jacket I know holds this city in high esteem, our second home. We were all so young, yet this city is the one we remember best…