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Divided loyalties of UDR laid bare – joint membership of regiment and UDA ‘widespread’ in 1970s

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Members of the UDA form a barricade on a Belfast street during the Troubles

Members of the UDA form a barricade on a Belfast street during the Troubles

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Members of the UDA form a barricade on a Belfast street during the Troubles

A UDR commanding officer wrote a memo to staff to tell them it was suspected that some in the ranks “are actually active members of the UDA”.

The claim was unearthed in official secret State papers which have been pored over for a new book looking into loyalist links to the Army regiment.


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