Why was the Ulster Defence Regiment (British Army) full of Loyalist paramilitaries? Why was there so much collusion? Here's an interesting article<quoted text>The ira are still killing ,murdering and beating and the rest of your observations should surprise me accordig to you,well they do not,just more terrorist supporting shameful one sided crap - HANG YOUR HEAD LOW !
''The British army has been accused of a ícover upí after it was disclosed that it has withheld evidence for more than three decades revealing that UDR units were being used to finance and support the UVF in Belfast, with at least 70 soldiers on one base linked to the loyalist terror group.''
''Army chiefs feared that 70 soldiers in one UDR unit were linked to the UVF in west Belfast, including one member of the notorious Shankill Butcher gang;''
''One UDR unit was suspected of siphoning-off £47,000 to the UVF while UDR equipment was regularly stolen from another unit to support the loyalist terror group;''
''UVF members were regularly allowed to socialise at the UDRís Girdwood barracks social club;''
''Army chiefs considered secretly testing firing UDR soldiersí weapons to check whether they had been used in sectarian murders;''
''A female clerk told SIB investigators that an unnamed UDR soldier had ordered her to hand over £300 each month to the UVF or her daughter would be targeted.''
''Army chiefs were subsequently informed that equipment stolen from another UDR unit on the same base was being used to equip the UVF.''
''The investigation revealed that UVF paramilitaries, who had no legitimate connection to the UDR, were allowed to socialise in the unitís mess inside the army base.''
''It was only disclosed years later that McIlwaine had led a double life as a UDR soldier and Shankill Butcher.''
''Now these papers prove they had evidence of collusion between the UDR and UVF but they covered it up for 34 years.''
Any answers to that?