Further soldiers have arrived by ship in Belfast to supplement other contingents already struggling to keep the peace between belligerent Roman Catholic and Protestant factions in the city.
Further soldiers have arrived by ship in Belfast to supplement other contingents already struggling to keep the peace between belligerent Roman Catholic and Protestant factions in the city. The British Home Secretary is, in the meantime, seeking the abandonment of planned parades by Protestant Orangemen, which are thought likely to provoke further unrest.
Another contingent of Royal Scots Greys arrived in Belfast this morning (7th July). They were men of the "B" Squad, and brought the total number of Royal Scots Greys in the city to 250. The total military peace-keeping force in Northern Ireland now stands at 11,750 men.
On the same ship as the latest contingent of "Greys" was an extra fleet of armoured vehicles to help increase the ability to get to trouble spots quickly.
Fearing that planned parades through Belfast this weekend by members of the Orange order will spark off further unrest, the British Home Secretary...Mr. Maudling...has sought their cancellation. he had talks in London with a three-man delegation which has been organising the traditional parades which commemorate the Battle of the Boyne 280 years ago. Afterwards the leader, Mr. Walter Williams, told a reporter the parades would still be held as planned.