Op BANNER Memorial Book


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Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces’ operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007, as part of the Troubles. It was the longest continuous deployment in the British military’s history. The British Army was initially deployed, at the request of the unionist government of Northern Ireland, in response to the August 1969 riots. Its role was to support the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and to assert the authority of the British government in Northern Ireland. At the peak of the operation in the 1970s, about 21,000 British troops were deployed, most of them from Britain. As part of the operation, a new locally-recruited regiment was also formed: the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR).

This publication list those members of the British Armed Forces and The RUC that lost their lives during Op BANNER.

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On This Day

C/SGT Henry Stewart Middlemass
C/SGT Henry Stewart Middlemass
Published On: 10th December 1972
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to rocket launcher in Fort Monagh British Army (BA) base, Turf Lodge, Belfast.
Pte James Hesketh
Pte James Hesketh
Published On: 10th December 1973
From Clydebank Dunbartonshire (Single) Shot dead while on foot patrol in the lower Falls ,West Belfast.



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