nov 222013
 

Soldiers from an undercover unit used by the British army in Northern Ireland killed unarmed civilians, former members have told BBC One’s Panorama. Speaking publicly for the first time, the ex-members of the Military Reaction Force (MRF), which was disbanded in 1973, said they had been tasked with “hunting down” IRA members in Belfast. The former soldiers said they believed the unit had saved many lives. The Ministry of Defence said it had referred the disclosures to police. The details [lees verder]

nov 222013
 

Former members of Military Reaction Force admit on BBC Panorama they did not always follow guidelines on lethal force Claims that members of an undercover army unit shot unarmed civilians in Northern Ireland during the 1970s have been referred to the police, according to the Ministry of Defence. The allegations against the Military Reaction Force (MRF) are contained in a BBC Panorama programme, Britain’s Secret Terror Force, to be broadcast on Thursday evening. Seven former members of the plain-clothes detachment [lees verder]