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Story Title: Peter - Royal Highland Fusiliers

Collection: Brits Speak Out
Organisation: Lindsay, John. (individual compiler) [NC]

One of 14 accounts by former British Army soldiers describing aspects of their tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the conflict.

'Peter, a senior non commissioned officer, served five tours of Northern Ireland; Armagh 1969-70, Belfast 1971, 1974 and 1975 and Bessbrook in 1977. Peter was interviewed by telephone in December 1997.' (from page 25 in the book)

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Title
Peter- Royal Highland Fusiliers, by Peter (story details)
Description
One of 14 accounts by former British Army soldiers describing aspects of their tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the conflict.
Creator
John Lindsay
Subject
Personal accounts / stories related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Source
http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/othelem/people/accounts/lindsay.htm#peter1
Publisher
Guildhall Press
Date
1998
Format
Text
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland; 1969-1998
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: 10 March 1971
Story Title
Peter - Royal Highland Fusiliers
Story Available
Not on-line. Story available in published book.
Story Format
Text (pages 25-27 in the book)
Story Source
Story contained in the book:
Lindsay, John. (1998). Brits Speak Out: British Soldiers' Impressions of the Northern Ireland Conflict. Derry: Gulidhall Press.
See also:
http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/othelem/people/accounts/lindsay.htm
Identity Provided?
No; forename only.
Interviewee Forename(s)
Peter
Language Spoken
English
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Protestant
Marital Status
Married
Birth Country
Scotland
Nationality
British
Occupation during conflict
British soldier, Member of British Army (BA), Royal Highland, Fusilers
Status
Former member of British Army (BA), former member of Security Forces
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
'Peter, a senior non commissioned officer, served five tours of Northern Ireland; Armagh 1969-70, Belfast 1971, 1974 and 1975 and Bessbrook in 1977. Peter was interviewed by telephone in December 1997.' (from page 25 in the book)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Security Forces; Killing
Dates Mentioned
1969 [1960s]; 10 March 1971; 1975 [1970s]
Events Mentioned
IRA Truce 1975, Ceasefire 1975; Operation Motorman (31 July 1972)
Places Mentioned
Armagh [County Armagh, Northern Ireland]; Dungannon [County Tyrone, Northern Ireland]; The Ardoyne [north Belfast, Northern Ireland]; Crumlin Road Courthouse [north Belfast, Northern Ireland]
People Mentioned
The Reverend Ian Paisley; Merlyn Rees; Gerry Adams; Martin McGuinness
Organisations Mentioned
British Army (BA); The IRA
Specific Deaths Mentioned
Dougald McCaughey (10 March 1971);
Joseph McCaig (10 March 1971);
John McCaig (10 March 1971)

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Brits Speak Out
Description
A collection of 14 personal accounts by former British Army soldiers, describing aspects of their tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the conflict. The collection was published in book format.
Creator
John Lindsay (compiler / editor)
Subject
Personal accounts / stories related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Publisher
Guildhall Press
Date
1998
Relation
Collection published in book:
Lindsay, John. (1998). Brits Speak Out: British Soldiers' Impressions of the Northern Ireland Conflict. Derry: Gulidhall Press.
Format
Book
Language
English
Identifier
ISBN 0-946451-51-6
Coverage
Northern Ireland; 1969-1998
Stories Collected
14
Stories Deposited
0 (However, 3 stories are available on the CAIN Web site)

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Lindsay, John. (individual compiler)
Description
John Lindsay compiled a collection of personal accounts of former British Army soldiers who had undertaken tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the conflict. The collection of 14 stories was published in a book entitled 'Brits Speak Out'.
Creator
John Lindsay
Subject
Personal accounts / stories related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Source
Lindsay, John. (1998). Brits Speak Out: British Soldiers' Impressions of the Northern Ireland Conflict. Derry: Gulidhall Press.
Publisher
Guildhall Press
Date
1998
Format
Book
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland; 1969-1998

Citation

John Lindsay. (1998). Peter - Royal Highland Fusiliers. Guildhall Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 21 October 2017 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/index.php/items/show/2699>

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