Historic movement of troops out of Ulster

Operation Banner comes to an end thirty five years after the British government first ordered the Army into Northern Ireland to provide backup for the then RUC. They were first sent onto the streets in August 1969, although the numbers in barracks had been building up from at least the previous month.

  • circles

    The last few lines of the article sum up fairly well where the next major move is needed – and of course the biggest Unionist party is essential to achieve movement there.
    It looks like the good Dr. doesn’t see it that way though: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050803/344/forx0.html

  • nmc

    Good old Ian. Once all the arguments run out of steam – start repeating yourself. The man’s determined to bring the whole thing down. Just as he has been since he came to prominence. I’d love the opportunity to point out to the great man that a number of lives have NOT been lost over the past ten years, that peace has kind of worked out so far. Stop trying to drag us backwards…

  • Bored

    I wasn’t aware that there were British troops in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

  • BogExile

    Of sourse there have been Bristish troops in Cavan Monaghan and Donegal. How else do you think the PIRAs border genocide around South Fermanagh petered out?!!

  • Cahal

    I.P.
    “As the representatives of the majority of the Ulster population”

    ?!