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Story Title: Colin - Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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.

'Colin, a private, was based in North Howard Street Mill in West Belfast from May to November 1994. During Colin's tour both the IRA and the Combined Loyalist Military Command declared ceasefires. As a result his experiences were very different to those of the soldiers in West Belfast in earlier, more troubled times. Compiled from questionnaire and correspondence March to April 1998..' (from page 146 in the book)

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Title
Colin - Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, by Colin (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#colin
Publisher
Guildhall Press
Date
1998
Format
Text
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland; 1969-1998
Story Title
Colin - Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Story Available
Not on-line. Story available in published book.
Story Format
Text (pages 146-151 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)
Colin
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Protestant
Birth Country
Scotland
Nationality
Scottish
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
'Colin, a private, was based in North Howard Street Mill in West Belfast from May to November 1994. During Colin's tour both the IRA and the Combined Loyalist Military Command declared ceasefires. As a result his experiences were very different to those of the soldiers in West Belfast in earlier, more troubled times. Compiled from questionnaire and correspondence March to April 1998..' (from page 146 in the book)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Security Forces
Dates Mentioned
1994 [1990s]
Events Mentioned
1994 Ceasefire
Places Mentioned
Belfast; Shankill Road [West Belfast, Northern Ireland]
Organisations Mentioned
British Army (BA); Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC); Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF); Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF); IRA

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). Colin - Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Guildhall Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 19 December 2018 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/index.php/items/show/2711>

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