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  1. The Royal Ulster Constabulary ( RUC) [n 1] was the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001. It was founded on 1 June 1922 as a successor to the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) [2] following the partition of Ireland. At its peak the force had around 8,500 officers, with a further 4,500 who were members of the RUC Reserve.

    • 4 November 2001
    • 14,130 km² (5,460 sq mi)
  2. The RUC—on foot and in armoured vehicles —drove back the Catholic crowd and attempted to force its way into the Bogside, followed by loyalists who smashed the windows of Catholic homes. [10] Thousands of Bogside residents mobilised to defend the area, and beat back the RUC with a hail of stones and petrol bombs. [9]

  3. Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), state police force in Northern Ireland, established in 1922. The RUC had a paramilitary character until 1970, when the force was remodeled along the lines of police forces in Great Britain. In 1970 the security of Northern Ireland became the responsibility of the RUC, the British army, and the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR). The British government has tried to ...

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  5. The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001. It was founded on 1 June 1922 as a successor to the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). At its peak the force had around 8,500 officers with a further 4,500 who were members of the RUC Reserve. During the Troubles, 319 members of the RUC were killed and almost 9,000 injured in paramilitary ...

  6. Feb 11, 2020 · THOUSANDS of ageing former police officers face potential bankruptcy from a new Northern Ireland witch-hunt, ministers have been warned. Boris Johnson has pledged to protect military veterans from …

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  7. The RUC was formed in 1922 on the partition of Ireland into the Irish Republic and Ulster. Ulster, or Northern Ireland remained part of the British state and contained Protestants (associated with the Unionist, pro British cause)and a substantial minority of Catholics - many of whom desired union with the new Catholic dominated Republic..

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