MoD

Q & A - Is there a witch-hunt against ex British soldiers?

A quick question and answer guide to the current debate around prosecutions of former soldiers, 'letters of comfort' and the alleged 'witch-hunt'. (Updated February 2018)

MOD treating Kathleen Thompson family with 'contempt'

The family of a Derry mother-of-six, shot dead in her own back garden, says Britain’s Ministry of Defence is treating them – and an inquest into her death - with complete contempt. Even the Coroner hearing the case has expressed deep disappointment at the MoD’s failure to confirm the identities of s...

Secretary of State's Rules of Engagement in Northern Ireland

A memo from a private secretary to the Secretary of State in 1975 suggesting that the SoS would like to see '... some form of dispensation permitting the Forces to open fire in an emergency without fear of subsequent legal action.' The author speculates that compensation claims by the relatives of t...