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recruited here and the north of ireland and only served here in the north of ireland it was essentially a country insurgency unit that was set up the big end of the troubles. that itself took over from the discredit the specials which was a special police unit that exists at since the 1920 s. . and it was clear from the outset that the u.d.r. was set up to recruit from within the loyalist unionist community. they were almost entirely drawn from within the community. declassified documents from british sources from the prime minister's office from the minister of defense secretary of state's office make it quite shockingly clear that from the perspective of the british government it was acceptable to recruit someone into the regiment who was an octave loyalist paramilitary who was a member of a loyalist paramilitary group. there's no doubt that the creation of the else the defense regiment was influence for the british show me boy the experience in the
empire these kinds of locally right regimens what controls and commanded by british offices and as any intrinsic palls in the chain of command bridge me were common through all of the counterinsurgency campaigns there was a real and genuine hype at the instigation of the regiments that it would be truly crossed me to see adam would be nonsectarian in character but it became apparent very quickly that that was not going to be the case and the british army was willing to live with the consequences which was that this would be in many ways a sectarian regiment. many people from the in this community joined the regiment to get weapons training and to stay the weapons and according to the official documents that we funded the u.d.r. it was the largest single source of modern weapons. going to the loyalist
paramilitary groups was a recipe for disaster. and one of the things we noticed whenever we started to do the research was the large numbers of guns that were disappearing from both our you see and u.d.r. armories and places like. this is like the territorial army that was our volunteer force in. the can or to name but a few. now we have a pictorial of just the devastating effect that one of these columns get out of this is 9 millimeter starting submachine gong stolen from then on you the r.b.s. on the 20th 24th the man 1971 and subsequently used to kill the people and seriously injured numerous other people and the attacks were these are the people that i. was with the charge also shows is who was used in these columns and here we can see that some of the people who were involved in these in these columns were also members of the r.u.c. on the u.d.r.
. and we can also see as they say who all was killed on one of those people who was killed and one of the force that acts with us was used was with my own father who was killed and on the farms over a bridge. behind. we do know as a matter of holmes as a matter of. looking for a process that is the domain of the eye you see the r.u.c. the police was created in the early 1920 s. at the same time as the state of north there that was created and it reflected the contested nature of the state it was almost 93 percent drawn community and as a both part time element on a full time element there was a militarized force from the outset it was framed on the colonial model of british police and that's how the very fraught and fractious relationship with the. nationalist community. as
a nonviolent civil rights movement korean force in the late 1960 s. it was the reaction of the r.u.c. to the political and the attacks on the 1st civil rights marches by the police that actually energies the movement mobilize people and let the fuse for the conflict at the time. then in the 1960 s. and 1969 in particular we had a situation where there was coordinated loyalist attacks protected on the catholic population of belfast tens of thousands forced to flee their homes the irish army set up refugee camps along the border which put up the refugees flee in the north a mob was striking about these attacks was that the r.u.c. the police actually took part in the attacks on the catholic community and belfast at the time. so instead of preventing them they were active participants in the burning of whole streets in belfast at the time.
on the 5th of june 1906 the gang attacked a small rural pope called the rock bar near keady kind. of approaching the pope they shot a local man called mick mcgrath as he left the building. they then detonated a nail bomb which failed to explode. what was striking about this particular attack was that all those involved were members of the local police force the r.u.c. with some on duty as the attack took place. in summing up and in sentencing these face officers the lord chief justice went so far as to claim and i quote that they were trying to rid the land of pestilence.
issues to choose. a very important landmark for the campaign and 999 was the fact that we acquired. john was a former sergeant and they are you see. he had been convicted of the merger a man called william strathairn and he had served 7 years in prison and prepared enough. it became available to us in the spring of $9099.00. for the 1st time really we realized that the job of monaghan bombings was linked to so many other attacks north of the border. to the miami show. to the door and the castle blaney and the murder of john francis korean all of which took place
in the republic. in february and more on judge baron who was conducting the inquiries into the bombings mesh with john we are in paris the 2 lawyers. also mesh with john we are in paris at the same time it was a separate nation and i know. we arranged for the path an open center to mate with them at that time. i think that the significance of the meeting with we're also we were able to test his offer to be able to test the evidence that we put out there and put detailed questions to them we spent several days with them to put different parts of the jigsaw together. thanks to him and thanks to all the evidence that was becoming available of course he was central to the killing.
i was. a member of our special patrol group special patrol probe was a section of the or you see it there would have been. the antiterrorist squad the death put the riots of the store bones. we did not deal with all of them really police to teach us to distracted men. who liked that type of auction so it would have attracted officers who would tended to be more militant than the ordinary policeman. who was approached by gary armstrong in that so they explained to me god we should take the war to the are your ear
instead of sitting back because i think a lot of people's belief. was being allowed to operate without much opposition much endurance they explained to me they had already started this by. gone bomb attack on the rock bar outside. the asked me if i would be interested in joining what they were doing. i told them i would need to know more about it o.t.s. of course i would be interested but they did explain to me that the were quite a number of people involved. after without a meeting was arranged. material was there. in 6 to. he was on the right he should tell me. a lot of
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most experienced bomb makers who was convicted of causing an explosion and possession of firearms at the rock bar for which are ever the only received a suspended sentence or you see constable ian mitchell was also convicted of causing him explosion at the rock bar and possession of firearms but similarly only received a suspended sentence gary armstrong who were also names escaped any conviction in the rock bar attack a lower the historical enquiries team a police unit set up to investigate historical murders says he was clearly a principal founder in a later book penned by armstrong after his release from prison he clearly details his role in the rock bar attack in a chapter called. fulfilled potential. between the middle of night in 72 when the guy really started its work until the end of 975 that's less than 3
years the gang had killed 89 people. in one month alone in april 9075 the 1st person they killed was dorothy trainer a protestant woman walking home with a catholic husband through portadown. within 3 days they'd killed martin mcveigh who was murdered as he cycled home from work in the same town portadown a couple of weeks later they blew up a little cottage that was being renovated killing 2 brothers and a sister and the sister's unborn baby girl. and by the end of the month they'd also killed a man called owen boyle who had been sitting at his kitchen table looking at photographs of his newborn baby girl so there in just one month in one small geographical area you had 4 separate attacks in which 7 people were killed these attacks were remorseless and the. ratcheted up the pressure until the end of 975 when
a completely new development took place. as with previous attacks the modus operandi of the gang was to strike 3 targets almost simultaneously. in a white cross country the revie family sat down to watch a popular t.v. show when gunmen entered the family home 24 year old john martin was hit as he sat in his chair while 22 year old brian was shot in the back trying to escape into a nearby bedroom. anthony the youngest brother dived underneath the bed for cover before the gunmen sprayed the bed with bullets. a little while later on they heard them all night through the front door and get them to the cow on the bay now then he vowed that i'd come on the bad and i was surprised and brian who was in the bible as a file these posts on you he was dead. hand them all up into the guts and then
on john martin he was lyin in a pearl of blood on a field as paul's on it on a new year with all the dead. at around the same time gunmen burst into the home of the o'dowd family only 17 miles away and barely dog and country done. again the intention was to wipe out an entire family. as they rushed their way into the house they opened fire and barney wood who was hit a number of times his brother joe who attempted to charge the gunman was killed instantly while i was shot 1st and may our. spawn me or our. sunday by the time i knew. a body was dead. because. he was in the ring at every were in. but i crawled out into the hallway. and actor and body was larry and there are 3. well as an intensive care of course and was there for
a week. the doctor here marar not mourning it. has years should be real hey if things are banned accordant logic is safe you shouldn't be here. because those are a ball of go one step for your are. for noble perjury and the word. was never there both are grossly nor muscle to stop it but a target 90 percent turn on turkey a kidney with. as the smoke settled 3 members of the old guard family and 2 review brothers and they dead 17 year old anthony revie died later in hospital. from the men's killings was swift brutal. the following evening a minibus of textile workers was stopped by members of the ira in king's mills not
far from the review home where the killings had taken place the night before. these pictures tell the story of the horror that followed. up to 20 gunman surrounded the minibus it's catholic driver taken to safety the protestants on board moaned on most of us late. policemen who arrived shortly afterwards told of bodies piled on top of one another. the gore and the personal effects give a hint of a conic. when we met joan weir and powerless one of the burning questions we had is why he and the others in the gang and not retaliated for the king's will massacre. as on so was chilling he told us there was a plan and the plan mostly attack a primary school to kill all the children in the school to kill the teachers we asked him why it didn't go ahead and he told us because the u.v.'s leadership in belfast believed that the plan came from army headquarters came from military
intelligence and a been planted that milledge intelligence wanted the situation to spiral out of control and this was too much for the e.v.f. and they refused to go ahead even for them it was a step too far. the plot. that was decided on. was to shoot top were a school. in police. just on the outskirts of leaks. so we say shooter was true during show the procedure the school children teachers yes. yes. you're into. 'd yes i do indeed yes i do indeed. move.
if that's hard hop and. i think there is neatly dart. there would have been a shocking retaliation. from the republican side. retaliation from the republican side. it would have eventually in a fairly short time i should say they told us quite the contrary into. prop. a civil war situation i think the contrary was almost already in a civil war situation but if that happened. even the moderates. on both sides were going to have to take sides and the was going to be.
there was going to be a serious serious civil war. we had a meeting with the chief constable the most senior police officer and the p.s.l.e. accompanied by an assistant chief constable at their headquarters and we asked them . what they intended to but the fact that a former police sergeant william a cry out about it publicly that he was also part of the plan to kill 30 children out of scope and their teachers. there was a pause they looked at each other and they told us that nothing of being don't know intention or doing anything. to be real he wasn't to be arrested the polls and to be reinvestigated nothing would happen. and i think at that moment after we left. we talked about it and we realized that where else in europe would a former police officer plan to kill a large number of children and
a school former employer would say that he had no plans to reinterview him as a result. of dunning street in london the british prime minister harold wilson was faced with what he called himself an apocalyptic crisis northern ireland was spinning out of control and civil war could not be ruled out. amongst the options he considered were dried withdraw and self-governing if the people of the north were on governable he could not go. in an atmosphere of near panic wilson called a council of war at his official country retreat checkers. in the peaceful buckinghamshire countryside. also present was the secretary of state for defense. and the secretary of state for northern ireland greece on the security side was headed by so david house the general officer commanding northern aren't. well
wilson attempted to control the worsening situation the hawks within british military intelligence hoped for a different outcome. where all out war could be waged on the ira. in the meantime gang were slaughtering anyone but republican targets. so we asked ourselves why why these people and we drew up 2 lists one was of people who were unlucky enough to be caught up in indiscriminate car bombs and the other this was a people who were targeted or watched chased hunted at their work or at their home and we discovered to our surprise that every single one of those bar one. self starters people were making something of their lives they were ordinary people and then we asked ourselves why why these people. and the theory we came to was that frank kitson in his classic manual of counterinsurgency operations roads that if
you can't catch the fish either by rod or by a net then poison the water and author areas that these ordinary people were targeted to persuade other ordinary people to repudiate the irate to withdraw support from the ira course didn't work had the opposite effect violence begets violence if people can't trust the law they will take the law into their own hands it was completely counterproductive as well as illegal and immoral i think the stage we've reached as. what it meant. illegal cooperation. cooperation between. members of the security forces loyalist paramilitary groups sometimes as hopping of a chill level and sometimes as hardened on a more structural level in the 1980 s. and ninety's. there was no actual crime of collusion in this jurisdiction
materially it revolved a number of criminal arcs by police officers and or soldiers and it's been a phenomenon throughout the troubles and we find collusion in many countries. gunning these deniable 3rd forces in order to insurgency but not to deniable way. i think the rule of loyalist paramilitaries here very summary they did what the security forces felt that they couldn't do because and theory they were by and by the rule of law and so they could use deniable 3rd forces to do it for them. i had a spare child's parents. and the little girl that died in the fire sent there. for looking for preaching. 54 years old 21
years on death row. for a crime i didn't commit. i only knew that it was a step and read the posts that nobody with this. trial was putting much of force. they are i have been guilty before that. you will. forgive him. so for something. i knew she was in there and i knew exactly what out of the guy. people like. sometimes there's no explanation.
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