Jimmy - Royal Tank Regiment, by Jimmy (story details)

Story Title: Jimmy - Royal Tank Regiment

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.

'Jimmy Johnson, a veteran of Aden, served two tours of Northern Ireland; a four month tour based in Lurgan in 1972, and a 12 month tour based in Omagh in 1973. Jimmy is currently serving two life sentences for murders committed in England. Jimmy has been diagnosed as suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is attempting to gather information on other former soldiers who are similarly affected. The following are extracts from an unpublished manuscript Their Country's Reward, written by Jimmy in prison in Durham, 1992.' (from page 36 in the book)

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Title
Jimmy - Royal Tank Regiment, by Jimmy (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
Format
Text
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland; 1969-1998
Story Title
Jimmy - Royal Tank Regiment
Story Available
Not on-line. Story available in published book.
Story Format
Text (pages 36-82 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
Johnson
Interviewee Forename(s)
Jimmy
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
'Jimmy Johnson, a veteran of Aden, served two tours of Northern Ireland; a four month tour based in Lurgan in 1972, and a 12 month tour based in Omagh in 1973. Jimmy is currently serving two life sentences for murders committed in England. Jimmy has been diagnosed as suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is attempting to gather information on other former soldiers who are similarly affected. The following are extracts from an unpublished manuscript Their Country's Reward, written by Jimmy in prison in Durham, 1992.' (from page 36 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). Jimmy - Royal Tank Regiment. Guildhall Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 17 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2701>

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