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News | Brewery & Social Clubs give beer to Troops

Working Men's Clubs send good cheer to the troops in Northern Ireland.

CHANNEL | BBC 1

FIRST BROADCAST | 24 February 1980

DURATION | 1 minutes 01 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1980

Synopsis

Clubs in Hemel Hempstead, Newcastle and St Austell get together to show support for soldiers serving in Northern Ireland by sending them 6000 cans of beer. This short news item shows the gift being presented to a grateful Major George Preston who hastens to add that his men are restricted to two drinks a day.

Did you know?

British troops were first deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland in 1969 and remained there until 2007.

Contributors

Brian Hanrahan
Reporter
Major George Preston
Contributor

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