Sep 21, 2016 · The former Assistant Chief Constable and head of RUC Special Branch Raymond White told Spotlight's Jennifer O'Leary the security forces had won "the intelligence war", but lost the "propaganda war".
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 keep the RUC as the chief peacekeeping force in Northern Ireland, while the army and the UDR play as minor roles as possible.
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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)  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)
- 1 June 1922
- Royal Irish Constabulary
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