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Listen: 50 Years Since The Deployment Of British Troops In Northern Ireland Being Marked Today.

: 08/14/2019 - 10:30

Commemoration events will take place later to mark half a century since British troops were deployed in Northern Ireland.

Operation Banner - as it was known - turned out to be the longest continuous military campaign in UK history, only ending in 2007.

It involved thousands of troops, of which 722 were killed in paramilitary attacks.

Ex-soldier Lee Lavis says he's gained a different perspective on what happened since leaving the British forces:

newstalk1016919.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett


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