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Centenary of formation of Ulster Special Constabulary

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1083: tabled on 02 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the centenary of the formation of the Ulster Special Constabulary, also known as B Specials, in October 2020; further notes 95 USC members were killed in the line of duty with the majority, 72, killed in conflict with the IRA in 1921 and 1922; highlights the death of Kenneth Smyth, the cousin of the hon. Member for Strangford, who was a former B Special and a UDR soldier murdered on 10 December 1971; thanks every member of our security forces and veterans for the price they paid in their service to Queen and Country in an attempt to face down terrorism and evil and enable us to sleep safely in our beds at night; and reaffirms the dedication of this House not simply to prevent the re-writing of history by terrorists but also to continue to proudly stand with veterans and serving security forces in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK.