Ivor Richard, MP, Labour Party, UK, Army Minister, centre, announces the formation of the Ulster Defence Regiment, aka UDR, at a January 1970 press conference in N Ireland. The UDR replaced the Ulster Special Constabulary, familiarly known as the B Specials. Also in the photo are General Sir John Anderson, the regiment's first Colonel Commandant, left, and Brigadier Logan Scott-Bowden, the regiment's first regimental commander. 19700101058IR.
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