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 Sean Russell Age 30 (Part Time) D. Coy. 8th December 1971. Shot in his home in Belfast as he watched television with his family. His ten year old daughter was injured. He was married with 5 children and off duty at the time of his death.


Pte John D. Smith Age 25 (Part Time) C. Coy. 27th March 1981. Shot by the IRA as he walked to work in Belfast. He had been threatened a few weeks before his death. He was single and off duty at the time of his death.