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Squaddies on the Frontline

The experiences of some of the over 250,000 British soldiers who were stationed in Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2007, serving in 'Operation Banner'.

Squaddies on the Frontline tells the story of the British Army's experience of the Northern Ireland conflict through the eyes of the ordinary men and women that soldiered here. For almost 40 years between 1969 and 2007, a total of over a quarter-of-a-million soldiers served on the streets of Northern Ireland in 'Operation Banner', the British Army's longest ever operation. These men and women were at the heart of the key events of the conflict, with over 700 soldiers killed and more than 6,000 injured, and a further 305 deaths attributed to them. Squaddies on the Frontline is their story, taking viewers into the heart of 'Operation Banner' and the day-to-day realities of life and work here as a soldier through some of the toughest years of the Troubles, looking at the impact that it had, and continues to have, on their lives and the lives of those around them, both here in Northern Ireland and beyond.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 10 Sep 2019 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:18

    The Cure

    Just Like Heaven (Album Version)

  • 00:24

    Bronski Beat

    Smalltown Boy

  • 00:50

    New Order

    Blue Monday


Role Contributor
Producer Vinny Cunningham
Director Vinny Cunningham
Producer John Peto
Director John Peto
Executive Producer Justin Binding
Production Company Open Reel


  • Wed 21 Feb 2018 21:00
  • Mon 15 Oct 2018 21:00
  • Tue 10 Sep 2019 22:00

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