More Troops For Derry

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

About this Item

Tom McCaughren reports on the arrival of 300 soldiers of the First Battalion, Queen's Regiment, in Derry.

  • Title
    British Troops Arrive in Derry
  • 1st Broadcast
    18/08/1969
  • Contributor
    Tom McCaughren (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:02
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    More Troops For Derry
  • Extended description

    The report shows 300 troops, from the First Battalion Queen's Regiment, disembarking a ship on their arrival. The purpose of their mission is to take control of security at the Bogside,Derry, and other strategic points in the city.

    The troops arrived from Linfield in Surrey to the Royal Naval maintenance base. They brought all their own equipment including jeeps, lorries and a bus. An advance party under had arrived earlier that the same day. Another 125 troops are due to arrive in Belfast tomorrow, which will bring the total number of troops in the city from the First Battalion to 500.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Tom McCaughren as 300 British soldiers arrive in Derry.
    This report was broadcast on 18 August 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, August 1969, Derry, Londonderry, British Troops, Tom McCaughren, First Battalion, Queen's Regiment, Bogside, Linfield, Surrey, Royal Navy, Northern Ireland, 1969
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Northern Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N3604/0069J
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
  • Rights terms and conditions

    Copyright RTÉ. This material may not be replicated in any form or manner without the prior express permission of RTÉ. Any form of reproduction in print, television, video, multimedia, web site or other electronic media or any form of dissemination for commercial or non-commercial use must be licensed by the RTÉ Archives.

    If you wish to licence video or audio clips, still images or text, or would like further guidance please contact us.

    RTÉ Archives are committed to respecting the copyright of others and have attempted to source and credit the copyright owners of all material used here. RTÉ would like to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified here so that the necessary corrections can be made. If you feel your copyright has not been respected please contact us.

  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
More
  • CONTACT
  • TERMS OF USE
  • PRIVACY
  • DISCLAIMER
  • COPYRIGHT