UDR's first call-out for full time service.

Sunday, 28 June, 1970

As the public order and security situation in Northern Ireland deteriorated, the General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland took the decision to order the first call-out of the entire Regiment to assist the Regular Army; some 80% of the regimental strength turned out for the duration of the emergency. The Ulster Defence Regiment was, in 1970, still a part-time force.