Bob - Queen's Regiment, by Bob (story details)

Story Title: Bob - Queen's 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.

'Bob served with the 1st Battalion of the Queen's Regiment between 1972 and 1984.Bob served four emergency tours in Belfast and and one in Derry in the 1970s followed by a posting to Omagh as a member of the resident battalion the early 1980s. During this service, Bob rose through the ranks from private to lance-corporal and then to corporal. Bob's story is compiled from the questionnaire and a lengthy correspondence between October 1997 and June 1998.' (from page 82 in the book)

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Title
Bob - Queen's Regiment, by Bob (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
Bob - Queen's Regiment
Story Available
Not on-line. Story available in published book.
Story Format
Text (pages 82-89 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)
Bob
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
'Bob served with the 1st Battalion of the Queen's Regiment between 1972 and 1984.Bob served four emergency tours in Belfast and and one in Derry in the 1970s followed by a posting to Omagh as a member of the resident battalion the early 1980s. During this service, Bob rose through the ranks from private to lance-corporal and then to corporal. Bob's story is compiled from the questionnaire and a lengthy correspondence between October 1997 and June 1998.' (from page 82 in the book)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Security Forces
Dates Mentioned
[1970s; 1980s]
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). Bob - Queen's Regiment. Guildhall Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 17 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2702>

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