Bert - Royal Green Jackets, by Bert (story details)

Story Title: Bert - Royal Green Jackets

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

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

'Bert Henshaw served six emergency tours of Northern Ireland in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974/75 and 1977. All of Bert's tours, with the exception of the 1974/75 one, which was based in South Armagh, were based in Belfast. During his career with the First Battalion of the Royal Green Jackets, Bert rose through the ranks from rifleman to corporal. An avid collector of memorabilia of the troubles and co-author of a book on the army in Northern Ireland, Bert holds the copyright to many of the photographs used in this book. Compiled from a tape recorded interview, 5 July 1998.' (from page 13 in the book)

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Title
Bert - Royal Green Jackets, by Bert (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.
Publisher
Guildhall Press
Date
1998
Relation
See additional information about the book on CAIN Web site:
http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/othelem/people/accounts/lindsay.htm
Format
Text
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland; 1969-1998
Story Title
Bert - Royal Green Jackets
Story Available
Not on-line. Story available in published book.
Story Format
Text (pages 13-23 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
Interviewee Surname
Henshaw
Interviewee Forename(s)
Bert
Interviewee Gender
Male
Birth Country
England
Occupation during conflict
British Army soldier
Status
Former member of British Army (BA), security forces
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
'Bert Henshaw served six emergency tours of Northern Ireland in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974/75 and 1977. All of Bert's tours, with the exception of the 1974/75 one, which was based in South Armagh, were based in Belfast. During his career with the First Battalion of the Royal Green Jackets, Bert rose through the ranks from rifleman to corporal. An avid collector of memorabilia of the troubles and co-author of a book on the army in Northern Ireland, Bert holds the copyright to many of the photographs used in this book. Compiled from a tape recorded interview, 5 July 1998.' (from page 13 in the book)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Security forces
Dates Mentioned
[1970s]
Organisations Mentioned
British Army (BA)

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). Bert - Royal Green Jackets. Guildhall Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 26 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2698>

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