First UDR recruits

Wed, 02/18/1970
UDR Training at Ballykinlar

The first two men enlisting in The Ulster Defence Regiment were sworn in on 18 February 1970. One was a 19-year old Roman Catholic and the other a 47-year old Protestant. Roman Catholic members of the UDR would be subjected to intimidation following 'Internment' in August 1971, resulting in many resigning and dissuading potential recruits from joining.