Bob - Light Infantry, by Bob (story details)

Story Title: Bob - Light Infantry

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 Harker served as a rifleman with the Third Battalion, the Light Infantry Regiment in Henry Taggart Fort, Ballymurphy between June and November 1977. Since leaving the army Bob has made frequent visits to Northern Ireland and has become actively involved with the United Campaign against Plastic Bullets, the Committee for the Administration of Justice and the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry. Based on questionnaire and an article written by Bob for 50th anniversary of Greater Ballymurphy 1997-8.' (from page 36 in the book)

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Title
Bob - Light Infantry, 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 - Light Infantry
Story Available
Not on-line. Story available in published book.
Story Format
Text (pages 103-125 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
Harker
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 Harker served as a rifleman with the Third Battalion, the Light Infantry Regiment in Henry Taggart Fort, Ballymurphy between June and November 1977. Since leaving the army Bob has made frequent visits to Northern Ireland and has become actively involved with the United Campaign against Plastic Bullets, the Committee for the Administration of Justice and the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry. Based on questionnaire and an article written by Bob for 50th anniversary of Greater Ballymurphy 1997-8.' (from page 36 in the book)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Security Forces
Dates Mentioned
1977 [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). Bob - Light Infantry. Guildhall Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 26 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2705>

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