Ulster Defence Regiment: Glenanne Gang, Miami Showband Killings, Timeline of Ulster Defence Regiment Operations

9781156699881: Ulster Defence Regiment: Glenanne Gang, Miami Showband Killings, Timeline of Ulster Defence Regiment Operations

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Glenanne gang, Miami Showband killings, Timeline of Ulster Defence Regiment operations, 11th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, List of battalions and locations of the Ulster Defence Regiment, Glenanne barracks bombing, Shorland armoured car, Attacks on the Ulster Defence Regiment, UDR Four, 2nd Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, 6th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, Hunt Report, 2nd/11th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, 10th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, 4th/6th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, 1st/9th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, 7th/10th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, 8th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment, 7th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, 1st Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment. Excerpt: The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) was an infantry regiment of the British Army which became operational in 1970, formed on similar lines to other British reserve forces but with the operational role of defence of life or property in Northern Ireland against armed attack or sabotage. The UDR replaced the Ulster Special Constabulary ("B-Specials") along with a separate police reserve, to assist the regular Armed Forces. It was the largest infantry regiment in the British Army, formed with seven battalions and an extra four added within two years. The regiment consisted overwhelmingly of part-time volunteers until 1976 when a full time cadre was added. Recruiting from the local community at a time of intercommunal strife, it was accused of sectarian attitudes and collusion with loyalist paramilitary organisations through most of its term. The regiment was intended to be nonpartisan, and it began with Catholic recruits accounting for 18% of membership. However, in time suspicion and disenchantment among the Catholic community grew, and Catholic membership settled at arou...

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