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Jedburghs in front of B-24 just before night takeoff. Area T, Harrington Airdrome, England, circa 1944.

Jedburghs in front of B-24 just before night takeoff. Area T, Harrington Airdrome, England, circa 1944.

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In total there are 23,978 personnel files available in Record Group 226, entry 224.

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Military Reaction Forces in Northern Ireland

This week the BBC's flag ship investigative journalism series Panorama broadcast allegations against plain clothes military units operating in Northern Ireland known as "Military Reaction Forces" (MRF). The programme asserts that the MRFs operated outside the British military's rules of engagement and were responsible for the death and wounding of a number of unarmed civilians in West Belfast in 1972. One document from British archives that appears to be referenced in the broadcast is the following Ministry of Defence review of the MRFs. Recognising the valuable contribution plain clothes units could make in countering the troubles in Northern Ireland, especially in regard to intelligence gathering, it is recognised that the units required more specialist training and tighter command and control. The proposed training would by necessity have to come from the Special Air Service. However, it was equally recognised that should the SAS's involvement become public, it would be a gift to propagandists and "might also give rise to genuine concern among the well-intentioned."

 


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Master of Deception Brigadier Dudley Clarke

Brigadier Dudley Wrangel Clarke, CB, CBE

A newly released file at the British National Archives sheds more light on the arrest of the Times journalist and Britain's master of deception in WW2, Brigadier Dudley Wrangel Clarke, CB, CBE.

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Subcategories

  • Operation Mincemeat
  • War Diaries
  • Special Operations Executive

    Archival material and references related to the activities of the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War.

  • World War Two
  • Brunei Revolt

    To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Brunei Revolt and the origin of the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation, ARCRE is publishing transcripts of official British Government reports and records documenting events in Borneo. These records come from the recently released Colonial Office migrated archive and quarterly historical reports of the British Army Borneo HQ Forces.

  • Carrier Pigeons
    The use of carrier pigeons for communication purposes in wartime.
  • Cryptography
    Documents from the archives related to cryptography and code-breaking.
  • MI9
    Archive documents related to the work of MI9, the military intelligence branch responsible training operational personnel in techniques to evade capture and to assist prisoners of war to escape.
  • Falkland Islands Conflict

    An archive of recently released British Government records regarding the 1982 Falkland Islands Conflict with Argentina.

  • Office of Strategic Services
    Archive records regarding the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in World War II.
  • Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)
  • T Force

    In the closing months of the Second World War in Europe, T Force was assigned the task of securing enemy military, scientific and industrial sites of interest to Allied intelligence. The following history written by the T Force teams after the end of hostilities documents these attempts at capturing the Germany's technological secrets.

  • British Army