“British army ‘covered up’ UDR units links to UVF” – The Detail


Extracts from the top secret MoD investigation into UDR links with the UVF /

Extracts from the top secret MoD investigation into UDR links with the UVF /

From ‘The Detail‘ – British army ‘covered up’ UDR units links to UVF:

The Detail website can reveal top secret government papers which disclose that the UDR’s Belfast battalion was heavily infiltrated by the UVF in the late 1970s.

The `For UK Eyes Only’ documents, uncovered by the Pat Finucane Centre, reveal how:

• Army chiefs feared that 70 soldiers in one UDR unit were linked to the UVF in west Belfast, including one member of the notorious Shankill Butcher gang;

• One UDR unit was suspected of siphoning-off £47,000 to the UVF while UDR equipment was regularly stolen from another unit to support the loyalist terror group;

• UVF members were regularly allowed to socialise at the UDR’s Girdwood barracks social club;

• Army chiefs considered secretly testing firing UDR soldiers’ weapons to check whether they had been used in sectarian murders;

• The collusion investigation was then suspended after a senior UDR officer claimed it was damaging morale within the regiment.

Fraud to fund UDF

Secret documents reveal UDR units are supply and financial support for UVF

Secret documents reveal UDR units are supply and financial support for UVF

70 Members of UDR Unit linked to UVF

For UK Eyes Only: an MoD memo raises concerns that the UDR is heavily penetrated by the UVF

For UK Eyes Only: an MoD memo raises concerns that the UDR is heavily penetrated by the UVF

Army Planned to Test UDR Guns for Links to Sectarian Murders

Edward McIlwaine led a double life as a UDR soldier and Shankill Butcher / pacemaker

Edward McIlwaine led a double life as a UDR soldier and Shankill Butcher / pacemaker

Victims Question Army cover-up

Shankill Butcher victims Gerard McLaverty and Joseph Morrissey / Irish News archive

Shankill Butcher victims Gerard McLaverty and Joseph Morrissey / Irish News archive

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