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    I am interested in pictures of British Forces in Northern Ireland as well as pictures of the Irish Republic armed forces on duty in the border area.

    Any time period from 1969 will do, any branch, any regiment. Thank you.

    To start, two pics of the currently used "snatch" Land rovers also called Armoured Patrol vehicles. These are now also used in Iraq.



    Inside of an APV



    APV seen from the outside. The phone number on the side is for members of the public who want to give informations to the Security Forces.



    The PSNI (Police Service Northern Ireland, ex RUC) armoured land rovers

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    Saracen APC



    A RRF patrol during Op Motorman



    The only time tracked vehicles were ever deployed to Ulster: a Centurion AVRE (one out of four deployed) during Op Motorman in 1972 in Londonderry

    All three ^^^ pics from the CAIN website http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/photographs/



    Army in support of the PSNI Operation



    British soldier with Saxon APC





    British surveillance posts in the border region.

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    1984 Land Rover 109" Series 3
    In the marking of the British Army, Northern Ireland
    Fitted with heavy vehicle protection kit


    CATHOLIC CHILDREN AND BRITISH SOLDIERS ON THE FALLS ROAD IN BELFAST ON THE EVE OF BOBBY SANDS FUNERAL. 1981. PIC




    British army soldiers complete their fortifications of the Catholic Garvaghy Road area in Portadown, Northern Ireland on Saturday

    British soldiers practice a riot situation, close to the Church of Drumcree, near Portadown, Northern Ireland on Saturday

    A few pictures of various Military bases in South Armagh
    http://irelandsown.net/soarmagh02.html

    This is a link to a page full of paintings of British soldiers in Northern Ireland.
    http://www.regimental-art.com/northern_ireland.htm

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    Default wow

    that's a really interesting gallery...

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    Thanks for the good answers; here are a few more pics and keep up the good work !



    "Action on Leeson Street" when R Coy, RGJ fought a fire and movement battle against the PIRA. A painting by Terence Cuneo.



    "Battle of the Bogside" in Londonderry





    "The tragedy of Ulster" by Terence Cuneo.



    RUC (now PSNI) police checkpoint. The Constables are armed with Ruger Mini 14. They have now been changed for HK G3, 33 and 53.

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    These are from another thread.



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    Irish Army Ranger Wing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantassin


    Irish Army Ranger Wing ?
    no, I think they are PSNI,

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantassin


    Irish Army Ranger Wing ?
    RUC?..oh thanks - PSNI now

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    My multiple in Dungannon, East Tyrone. Royal Hampshires Spearhead Tour 1992. Me with Gimpy on right.

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    just to make sure I understand well....

    A platoon = 2 multiples, one under the command of the platoon commander and the other under the command of the Pn Sgt, correct ?

    And a multiple is 3 teams (or "bricks" for the old timers...)...still correct ?

    GPMGs were often carried then in that area of Tyrone at the time ? any Bren LMGs left then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Andrews
    My multiple in Dungannon, East Tyrone. Royal Hampshires Spearhead Tour 1992. Me with Gimpy on right.
    Oh, very intressting. I used to live in Dungannon for a couple of month. I remember that one of my friends told me that the Scotch Street in Dungannon is one of the most bombed streets in the world. There was nearly every week a bomb that was blowen up a building.

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    Fantassin,
    Correct about the multiples.
    We were based in a mainly rural area, so GPMGs were carried, two per multiple.
    The LMG had been phased out by 1992 (unfortunately). Great gun.

    The SAS used the GPMG to good effect during our tour.
    The IRA had driven up to Coalisland police station and fired on it from an armoured truck with a DShK mounted on it.

    They had their fun spoilt by the SAS as they RV'ed to swap vehicles. Four terrorists killed, two wounded.

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    Me stagging-on at Rockwood, West Tyrone, 1993.

    1PWRR residential tour.


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