First UDR recruits

Event
Wednesday, 18 February, 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.

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