164 relations: Aérospatiale Gazelle, Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma, Adam Ingram (Labour politician), Agent handling, Alvis Saladin, Alvis Saracen, Army Reserve (United Kingdom), Ballymurphy massacre, Barrack buster, Battalion, BBC News, Belfast, Bell H-13 Sioux, Bird-class patrol vessel, Bloody Sunday (1972), Bloody Sunday Inquiry, Boeing Chinook (UK variants), Bomb disposal, Brian Nelson (Northern Irish loyalist), Brigade, Brigadier, British Armed Forces, British Army, Britten-Norman Defender, Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ceasefire, Centurion (tank), Civil disorder, Coalisland, Collusion, Committee on the Administration of Justice, Conflict Archive on the Internet, CS gas, Curfew, De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, Democratic Unionist Party, Derry, Double agent, Drive-by shooting, Drumcree conflict, Dublin and Monaghan bombings, Ed Moloney, Edinburgh University Press, Elizabeth Cross, European Commission of Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, Falls Curfew, Falls Road, Belfast, Ferret armoured car, Fintan O'Toole, ..., Five techniques, Force Research Unit, Freedom of Information Act 2000, General officer commanding, Glenanne gang, Good Friday Agreement, Government of Northern Ireland, Government of the United Kingdom, Great Britain, Harry Tuzo, HMS Alert (K647), HMS Brecon (M29), HMS Cottesmore (M32), HMS Dulverton (M35), HMS Fearless (L10), HMS Kingfisher (P260), HMS Maidstone (1937), Human Rights Watch, Humber Pig, Ian Freeland, Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, Informant, Insurgency, Interdiction, Internment, Irish National Liberation Army, Irish People's Liberation Organisation, Irish republicanism, Israel, John Weir (loyalist), John Widgery, Baron Widgery, Joint Committee on Human Rights, Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom), List of chronologies of Provisional Irish Republican Army actions, Looting, Lough Neagh, Martin van Creveld, Mess, Miami Showband killings, Michael Carver, Military history of the United Kingdom, Military operation, Military Reaction Force, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom), Molotov cocktail, New Lodge, Belfast, Newry, Next of kin, No-go area, Northern Ireland, Observation post, Official Irish Republican Army, Operation Demetrius, Operation Motorman, Orange Order, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Pat Finucane, Pat Finucane Centre, Pen and Sword Books, Peter Taylor (journalist), Police raid, Portadown, Prison ship, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provisional Irish Republican Army campaign, Reavey and O'Dowd killings, River-class minesweeper, Robert Ford (British Army officer), Roulement, Royal Air Force, Royal Engineers, Royal Irish Regiment (1992), Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Royal Ulster Constabulary, RTÉ News and Current Affairs, Rubber bullet, Saxon (vehicle), Sinn Féin, Snatch Land Rover, Social Democratic and Labour Party, Springhill Massacre, Stalemate, Stevens Inquiries, The Guardian, The Irish News, The Irish Times, The Stationery Office, The Troubles, Tommy Herron, Ton-class minesweeper, Torture, Ulster Defence Association, Ulster Defence Regiment, Ulster loyalism, Ulster Unionist Party, Ulster Volunteer Force, Unionism in Ireland, United States Armed Forces, United States Army Field Manuals, United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives, Westland Lynx, Westland Scout, Westland Sea King, Westland Wessex, Whitewashing (censorship), 10th Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment, 1969 Northern Ireland riots, 1992 Coalisland riots, 1997 Northern Ireland riots, 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom). Expand index (114 more) » « Shrink index
The Aérospatiale Gazelle is a French five-seat helicopter, commonly used for light transport, scouting and light attack duties.
The Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma is a four-bladed, twin-engined medium transport/utility helicopter.
Adam Paterson Ingram (born 1 February 1947) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow from 1987 to 2010.
In intelligence organizations, agent handling is the management of so-called agents (called secret agents or spies in common parlance), principal agents, and agent networks (called "assets") by intelligence officers typically known as case officers.
The FV601 Saladin is a six-wheeled armoured car developed by Crossley Motors and later manufactured by Alvis.
The FV603 Saracen is a six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier built by Alvis and used by the British Army.
The Army Reserve is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.
The Ballymurphy Massacre was a series of incidents involving the killing of eleven civilians by the 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment of the British Army in Ballymurphy, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Barrack buster is the colloquial name given to several improvised mortars, developed in the 1990s by the engineering group of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).
A battalion is a military unit.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.
The Bell H-13 Sioux was a single-engine single-rotor light helicopter built by Bell Helicopter.
The Bird-class patrol vessel was a class of large patrol boat built for the Royal Navy.
Bloody Sunday – sometimes called the Bogside Massacre – was an incident on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, when British soldiers shot 28 unarmed civilians during a peaceful protest march against internment.
The Bloody Sunday Inquiry, also known as the Saville Inquiry or the Saville Report after its chairman, Lord Saville of Newdigate, was established in 1998 by British Prime Minister Tony Blair after campaigns for a second inquiry by families of those killed and injured in Derry on Bloody Sunday during the peak of ethno-political violence known as The Troubles.
The Boeing Chinook is a large, tandem rotor helicopter operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Bomb disposal is the process by which hazardous explosive devices are rendered safe.
Brian Nelson (30 September 1947 – 11 April 2003) was an Ulster loyalist paramilitary during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements.
Brigadier is a military rank, the seniority of which depends on the country.
The British Armed Forces, also known as Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces, are the military services responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
The Britten-Norman Defender is a multi-role utility transport aircraft, manufactured by Britten-Norman of the United Kingdom.
Cappagh (Irish: Ceapach (tilled or cultivated land)) is a small village, townland and civil parish in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
A ceasefire (or truce), also called cease fire, is a temporary stoppage of a war in which each side agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions.
The Centurion was the primary British main battle tank of the post-Second World War period.
Civil disorder, also known as civil disturbance or civil unrest, is an activity arising from a mass act of civil disobedience (such as a demonstration, riot, or strike) in which the participants become hostile toward authority, and authorities incur difficulties in maintaining public safety and order, over the disorderly crowd.
Coalisland is a small town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, with a population of 5,700 in 2011.
Collusion is an agreement between two or more parties, sometimes illegal–but always secretive–to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair market advantage.
The Committee on the Administration of Justice (often known by the acronym CAJ) is an independent human rights organisation in Northern Ireland with cross-community membership.
CAIN (Conflict Archive on the Internet) is a database containing information about Conflict and Politics in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present.
The compound 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (also called o-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile; chemical formula: C10H5ClN2), a cyanocarbon, is the defining component of a tear gas commonly referred to as CS gas, which is used as a riot control agent.
A curfew is an order specifying a time during which certain regulations apply.
The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined high-wing propeller-driven short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft developed and manufactured by de Havilland Canada.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland.
Derry, officially Londonderry, is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland.
In the field of counterintelligence, a double agent (also double secret agent) is an employee of a secret intelligence service for one country, whose primary purpose is to spy on a target organization of another country, but who, in fact, has been discovered by the target organization and is now spying on their own country's organization for the target organization.
A drive-by shooting is a type of assault that typically involves the perpetrator firing a weapon from within a motor vehicle and then fleeing.
The Drumcree conflict or Drumcree standoff is an ongoing dispute over yearly parades in the town of Portadown, Northern Ireland.
The Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of co-ordinated bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland.
Edmund "Ed" Moloney (born 1948–9) is an Irish journalist and author best known for his coverage of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and the activities of the Provisional IRA, in particular.
Edinburgh University Press is a scholarly publisher of academic books and journals, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Elizabeth Cross is a commemorative emblem given to the recognised next of kin of members of the British Armed Forces killed in action or as a result of a terrorist attack after the Second World War.
European Commission of Human Rights was a special tribunal.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR; Cour européenne des droits de l’homme) is a supranational or international court established by the European Convention on Human Rights.
The Falls Curfew, also called the Battle of the Falls (or Lower Falls), was a British Army operation during 3–5 July 1970 in the Falls district of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Falls Road is the main road through west Belfast, Northern Ireland, running from Divis Street in Belfast city centre to Andersonstown in the suburbs.
The Ferret armoured car, also commonly called the Ferret scout car, is a British armoured fighting vehicle designed and built for reconnaissance purposes.
Fintan O'Toole (born 1958) is a columnist, literary editor and drama critic for The Irish Times.
The five techniques were illegal interrogation methods which were originally developed by the British military in other operational theatres and then applied to detainees during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
The Force Research Unit (FRU) is a covert military intelligence unit of the British Army part of the Intelligence Corps.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c.36) is an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that creates a public "right of access" to information held by public authorities.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth (and some other, such as in Ireland) nations to a General Officer who holds a command appointment.
The Glenanne gang or Glenanne group was a secret informal alliance of Ulster loyalists who carried out shooting and bombing attacks against Catholics and Irish nationalists in the 1970s, during the Troubles.
The Good Friday Agreement (GFA) or Belfast Agreement (Comhaontú Aoine an Chéasta or Comhaontú Bhéal Feirste; Ulster-Scots: Guid Friday Greeance or Bilfawst Greeance) was a major political development in the Northern Ireland peace process of the 1990s.
The government of Northern Ireland is, generally speaking, whatever political body exercises political authority over Northern Ireland.
The Government of the United Kingdom, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe.
General Sir Harry Crawford Tuzo, (26 August 1917 – 7 August 1998) was a British Army officer who was Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland during the early period of the Troubles.
HMS Alert a of the British Royal Navy.
HMS Brecon was a that served with the Royal Navy.
HMS Cottesmore was a of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1982 and converted in 1997 into a patrol vessel.
HMS Dulverton was a of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1982 and converted in 1997 into a patrol vessel.
HMS Fearless (L10) was a Royal Navy ship that served from 1965 until 2002.
HMS Kingfisher (P260) was a of the British Royal Navy.
HMS Maidstone was a submarine depot ship of the Royal Navy.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights.
The Humber Pig is a lightly armoured truck used by the British Army from the 1950s until the early 1990s.
Lieutenant General Sir Ian Henry Freeland (14 September 1912 – 2 July 1979) was a senior British Army officer, who served with distinction during World War II and most notably served as General Officer Commanding (GOC) and Director of Operations in security matters in Northern Ireland in the aftermath of rioting in 1969, and the beginning of the Troubles.
The Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland was established in 1998 as part of the Belfast Agreement, intended as a major step in the Northern Ireland peace process.
An informant (also called an informer) is a person who provides privileged information about a person or organization to an agency.
An insurgency is a rebellion against authority (for example, an authority recognized as such by the United Nations) when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents (lawful combatants).
Interdiction is a military term for the act of delaying, disrupting, or destroying enemy forces or supplies en route to the battle area.
Internment is the imprisonment of people, commonly in large groups, without charges or intent to file charges, and thus no trial.
The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA, Arm Saoirse Náisiúnta na hÉireann) is an Irish republican socialist paramilitary group formed on 10 December 1974, during "the Troubles".
The Irish People's Liberation Organisation was a small Irish republican paramilitary organisation which was formed in 1986 by disaffected and expelled members of the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) whose factions coalesced in the aftermath of the supergrass trials.
Irish republicanism (poblachtánachas Éireannach) is an ideology based on the belief that all of Ireland should be an independent republic.
Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
John Oliver Weir (born 1950) is an Ulster loyalist born in the Republic of Ireland.
John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery, (24 July 1911 – 26 July 1981) was an English judge who served as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 1971 to 1980.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights is a select committee of both the House of Commons and House of Lords in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Lieutenant general (Lt Gen), formerly more commonly lieutenant-general, is a senior rank in the British Army and the Royal Marines.
The chronology of Provisional Irish Republican Army actions is divided into five parts.
Looting, also referred to as sacking, ransacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging, is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as war, natural disaster (where law and civil enforcement are temporarily ineffective), or rioting.
Lough Neagh is a large freshwater lake in Northern Ireland.
Martin Levi van Creveld (מרטין ון קרפלד; born 5 March 1946) is an Israeli military historian and theorist.
A mess or mess hall (also called a mess deck aboard ships) is an area where military personnel socialize, eat, and (in some cases) live.
The Miami Showband killings (also called the Miami Showband Massacre) was an attack by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group, on 31 July 1975.
Field Marshal Richard Michael Power Carver, Baron Carver, (24 April 1915 – 9 December 2001) was a senior British Army officer.
The military history of the United Kingdom covers the period from the creation of the united Kingdom of Great Britain, with the political union of England and Scotland in 1707, to the present day.
A military operation is the coordinated military actions of a state, or a non-state actor, in response to a developing situation.
The Military Reaction Force, Military Reconnaissance Force or Mobile Reconnaissance Force (MRF)Taylor, Peter (2001).
The Minister of State for the Armed Forces is a high-ranking ministerial position, subordinate only to the Secretary of State for Defence, at the Ministry of Defence in Her Majesty's Government.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.
A Molotov cocktail, also known as a petrol bomb, bottle bomb, poor man's grenade, Molotovin koktaili (Finnish), polttopullo (Finnish), fire bomb (not to be confused with an actual fire bomb) or just Molotov, commonly shortened as Molly, is a generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons.
The New Lodge (Lóiste Nua) is an urban, working class Catholic community in Belfast, Northern Ireland, immediately to the north of the city centre.
Newry is a city in Northern Ireland, divided by the Clanrye river in counties Armagh and Down, from Belfast and from Dublin.
A person's next of kin (NOK) is that person's closest living blood relative or relatives.
A "no-go area" (or "no-go zone") is an area in a town barricaded off to civil authorities by a force such as a paramilitary, or an area barred to certain individuals or groups.
Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.
An observation post (commonly abbreviated OP), temporary or fixed, is a position from which soldiers can watch enemy movements, to warn of approaching soldiers (such as in trench warfare), or to direct artillery fire.
The Official Irish Republican Army or Official IRA (OIRA) was an Irish republican paramilitary group whose goal was to remove Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom and create a "workers' republic" encompassing all of Ireland.
Operation Demetrius was a British Army operation in Northern Ireland on 9–10 August 1971, during the Troubles.
Operation Motorman was a large operation carried out by the British Army (HQ Northern Ireland) in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
The Loyal Orange Institution, more commonly known as the Orange Order, is a Protestant fraternal order based primarily in Northern Ireland.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.
Patrick Finucane (21 March 1949 – 12 February 1989), commonly known as Pat Finucane, was an Irish human rights lawyer killed by loyalist paramilitaries acting in collusion with the British government intelligence service MI5.
The Pat Finucane Centre (PFC) is a human rights advocacy and lobbying entity in Northern Ireland.
Pen and Sword Books is a British publisher which specializes in printing and distributing books on military history, militaria and other niche subjects.
Peter Taylor, is a British journalist and documentary-maker.
A police raid is a visit by police or other law enforcement officers often in the early morning or late at night, with the aim of using the element of surprise to arrest suspects believed to be likely to hide evidence, resist arrest, be politically sensitive, or simply be elsewhere during the day.
Portadown is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
A prison ship, often more precisely described as a prison hulk, is a current or former seagoing vessel that has been modified to become a place of substantive detention for convicts, prisoners of war or civilian internees.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA or Provisional IRA) was an Irish republican revolutionary organisation that sought to end British rule in Northern Ireland, facilitate the reunification of Ireland and bring about an independent socialist republic encompassing all of Ireland.
From 1969 until 1997,Moloney, p. 472 the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) conducted an armed paramilitary campaign primarily in Northern Ireland and England, aimed at ending British rule in Northern Ireland in order to create a united Ireland.
The Reavey and O'Dowd killings were two co-ordinated gun attacks on 4 January 1976 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
The River class was a class of minesweeper built for the British Royal Navy in the 1980s, designated Fleet Minesweepers (MSF).
General Sir Robert Cyril Ford (29 December 1923 – 24 November 2015) was a British army general who was Adjutant-General to the Forces.
Roulement is a term used by the British Army to signify major combat units (usually battalion strength) that are deployed on short tours of duty, normally for six months.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.
The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment) (R IRISH) is an infantry regiment of the British Army.
The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is the amphibious light infantry of the Royal Navy.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
The Royal Ulster Constabulary was the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001.
RTÉ News and Current Affairs (Nuacht agus Cúrsaí Reatha RTÉ), is a major division of Raidió Teilifís Éireann and provides a range of national and international news and current affairs programming for RTÉ television, radio and online and also for the independent Irish language broadcaster TG4.
Rubber bullets (also called rubber baton rounds) are rubber or rubber-coated projectiles that can be fired from either standard firearms or dedicated riot guns.
The Saxon is an armoured personnel carrier used by the British Army and supplied in small numbers to various overseas organisations.
Sinn Féin (isbn) is a left-wing Irish republican political party active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Snatch Land Rover is a protected patrol vehicle based on the Land Rover Defender 110 chassis.
The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) is a social-democratic and Irish nationalist political party in Northern Ireland.
The Springhill Massacre was a shooting incident, which claimed five lives, on 9 July 1972 in the Springhill estate in west Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move.
The Stevens Inquiries were three official British government inquiries led by Sir John Stevens concerning collusion in Northern Ireland between loyalist paramilitaries and the state security forces.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Irish News is a compact daily newspaper based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Irish Times is an Irish daily broadsheet newspaper launched on 29 March 1859.
The Stationery Office (TSO) is a British publishing company created in 1996 when the publishing arm of Her Majesty's Stationery Office was privatised.
The Troubles (Na Trioblóidí) was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century.
Tommy Herron (1938 – 14 September 1973) was a loyalist from Northern Ireland, and a leading member of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) up until his fatal shooting.
The Ton class were coastal minesweepers built in the 1950s for the Royal Navy, but also used by other navies such as the South African Navy and the Royal Australian Navy.
Torture (from the Latin tortus, "twisted") is the act of deliberately inflicting physical or psychological pain in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or compel some action from the victim.
The Ulster Defence Association (abbreviated UDA) is the largest Ulster loyalist paramilitary and vigilante group in Northern Ireland.
The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) was an infantry regiment of the British Army established in 1970, with a comparatively short existence ending in 1992.
Ulster loyalism is a political ideology found primarily among working class Ulster Protestants in Northern Ireland, whose status as a part of the United Kingdom has remained controversial.
The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland.
The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) is an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland.
Unionism in Ireland is a political ideology that favours the continuation of some form of political union between the islands of Ireland and Great Britain.
The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States of America.
United States Army Field Manuals are published by the United States Army's Army Publishing Directorate.
The United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States House of Representatives, also known as the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, which has jurisdiction over bills and investigations related to the foreign affairs of the United States.
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber.
The Westland Lynx is a British multi-purpose military helicopter designed and built by Westland Helicopters at its factory in Yeovil.
The Westland Scout was a light helicopter developed by Westland Helicopters.
The Westland WS-61 Sea King is a British licence-built version of the American Sikorsky S-61 helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters.
The Westland Wessex was a British-built turbine-powered development of the Sikorsky H-34.
To whitewash is a metaphor meaning "to gloss over or cover up vices, crimes or scandals or to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data".
The 10th (City of Belfast) Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment was formed in 1972 from elements of the 7th Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment creating a second battalion in Belfast.
During 12–17 August 1969, intense political and sectarian rioting took place in Northern Ireland.
The 1992 Coalisland riots were a series of clashes on 12 and 17 May 1992 between local Irish nationalist civilians and British Army soldiers (of the Third Battalion of the Parachute RegimentThe economist, Volume 323, Issues 7761-4 and the King's Own Scottish Borderers) in the town of Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
From 6 to 11 July 1997 there were mass protests, fierce riots and gun battles in Irish nationalist districts of Northern Ireland.
The 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment (1 PARA), forms the United Kingdom's Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). An airborne light infantry unit, the battalion has since 2006 been the main contributor of manpower to the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) and is capable of a wide range of operations. Personnel regularly deploy outside the United Kingdom on operations and training. All personnel complete the Pre Parachute Selection (P Company) course at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire (previously at Aldershot, Hampshire). 1 PARA is permanently attached to the SFSG. Once selected, they receive further training on additional weapons, communications equipment and specialist assault skills. Under Army 2020, it is expected that 1 PARA will remain as part of the SFSG.
The 3rd Infantry Brigade was a Regular Army infantry brigade of the British Army, part of the 1st Infantry Division.