Declassified UK, a key British investigative journalism forum, looks at Micheál Smith's new book on the Ulster Defence Regiment

Book review: UDR Declassified – A damning exposé of how a sectarian organisation was encouraged by the authorities

Micheál Smith’s meticulously researched book reveals just how much the British government knew about the UDR’s links with loyalist paramilitaries

Book review: 'UDR Declassified'

UDR Declassified by Micheál Smith is, without doubt, one of the most important studies dealing with the recent Northern Irish conflict.

The UDR: A potent weapon in Britain’s ‘dirty war’ in Northern Ireland

Declassified files reveal the stunning level of collusion between the regiment and loyalists

UDR Declassified - BBC Talkback 30.03.22

On BBC Radio Ulster's Talkback on 30 March 2022, PFC staffer and author of 'UDR Declassified' discussed the new book with host William Crawley and former UDR man David Crabbe.

The British army suspected the UDR was involved in collusion more than 50 years ago

The Irish News' further coverage of 'UDR Declassified' on the morning after its launch in Belfast.

New PFC book hits shops

Shocking exposé of the hidden secrets of the UDR based on a deep dive into declassified British files.

Memo to Lt Col Pownall, MoD from JF Howe, Civil Adviser to GOC re UDR - Membership of UDA, 31 July 1972

In this memo examples are given of possible joint membership of the UDR and UDA. Howe goes on to state: 'One important (but unspoken) function of the UDR is to channel into a constructive and disciplined direction Protestant energies which might otherwise become disruptive...it would be counter-productive to discharge a UDR member solely on the grounds that he was a...
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DEFE 24/822 - Ministry of Defence Letter 7 August 1972

Ministry of Defence internal letter where allegations of collusion are discussed in relation to UDR arms losses.
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Subversion in the UDR and Annex E

The original intelligence report prepared for the Joint Intelligence Committee and Downing St
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