UDR deployed to Newry .

Sunday, 6 February, 1972

UDR Cap Badge Three battalions of The Ulster Defence Regiment - 2 UDR, 3 UDR and 9 UDR - were deployed to the Newry area in support of operations connected with a protest march organised by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA). The 100,000 strong march came one week after fourteen people had been shot and killed by the Army during protests in Londonderry; a notorious event that came to be known as 'Bloody Sunday'.