Ulster Defence Regiment

This page is dedicated to those who paid the ultimate price in the name of their country during the bloodiest thirty-odd years of domestic British history.


The UDR Soldier As poppy petal gently fall Remember us who gave our all Not in the mud of foreign lands Nor buried in the desert sands. In Ulster field and farm and town, Fermanagh's lanes and drumlin'd Down We died that violent death should cease And Ulstermen might live in peace. We did not serve because we hate Nor bitterness our hearts dictate. But we were they who must aspire To quench the flame of terror's fire. Grieve not for us, but this we ask, Let others yet take up the task. © John Potter


Pte L. Colin. Houston Age 30 (full Time) Training Camp. 20th January 1984. Shot dead in Dunmurry, Belfast. By INLA gunmen who called at the door of his home. He was shot at close range he struggled back into his living room and died a few minutes later in his wife’s arms. He was married and off duty at the time of his death.