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State Papers: Military memo said soldiers guarding Queen were each given five live rounds during 1953 Northern Ireland visit

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The Queen's Coronation visit to Northern Ireland in 1953

The Queen's Coronation visit to Northern Ireland in 1953

The Queen's Coronation visit to Northern Ireland in 1953

Soldiers who formed the ceremonial guard for the Queen’s Coronation visit to Northern Ireland in 1953 were each given five rounds of live ammunition, a previously secret military memo has revealed.

A secret communication to the officer in charge of the guard set out details of a further store of reserve ammunition to be held at Hillsborough Castle.


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