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Peter - Cheshire Regiment, by Peter (story details) CAIN Website

Story Title: Peter - Cheshire Regiment

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 joined the army in 1973. His first tour of Northern Ireland (based in Ballymurphy) was in 1974 as he turned eighteen years old. His next two tours in 1976 and 1978 were based in Creggan. Peter's final tour was based in Ballykelly from 1982 to 1894. In December 1982 he was at a disco in the Droppin' Well Bar in Ballykelly when an INLA bomb exploded, killing seventeen people. Compiled form questionnaire and correspondence, December 1997 to June 1998.' (from page 91 in the book)

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Title
Peter - Cheshire Regiment, 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#peter2
Publisher
Guildhall Press
Date
1998
Format
Text
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland; 1969-1998
Story Title
Peter - Cheshire Regiment
Story Available
Not on-line. Story available in published book.
Story Format
Text (pages 91-103 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
Birth Country
England
Nationality
English
Occupation during conflict
British soldier, Member of British Army (BA), Cheshire Regiment
Status
Former member of British Army (BA), former member of Security Forces
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
'Peter joined the army in 1973. His first tour of Northern Ireland (based in Ballymurphy) was in 1974 as he turned eighteen years old. His next two tours in 1976 and 1978 were based in Creggan. Peter's final tour was based in Ballykelly from 1982 to 1894. In December 1982 he was at a disco in the Droppin' Well Bar in Ballykelly when an INLA bomb exploded, killing seventeen people. Compiled form questionnaire and correspondence, December 1997 to June 1998.' (from page 91 in the book)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Security Forces; Killing
Dates Mentioned
6 September 1972 [1970s]; Monday 6 December 1982 [1980s]
Events Mentioned
The Droppin' Well bomb [6 September 1972]; Bloody Sunday [30 January 1972]; Brighton bomb [12 October 1984]
Places Mentioned
The 'Murph [Ballymurphy west Belfast]; Beechwood area of Derry [County Derry, Northern Ireland]; Creggan [County Derry, Northern Ireland]; Ballykelly [County Derry, Northern Ireland]
People Mentioned
The Reverand Ian Paisley; Peter Robinson; Margaret Thatcher; Jim Prior; Mo Mowlam; John Major
Organisations Mentioned
British Army (BA); The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC); Provisional IRA (PIRA); Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)

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 - Cheshire Regiment. Guildhall Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 20 September 2017 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/index.php/items/show/2704>

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