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The Military Reaction Force, Military Reconnaissance Force or Mobile Reconnaissance Force (MRF) was a covert intelligence-gathering and counter-insurgency unit of the British Army active in Northern Ireland, during the Troubles/Operation Banner. The unit was formed during the summer of 1971 and operated until late 1972 or early 1973. MRF teams operated in plain-clothes and civilian vehicles, equipped with pistols and sub-machine guns. They were nominally tasked with tracking down and arresting, or killing, suspected members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). The MRF also ran double agents within the paramilitary groups and ran a number of front companies to gather intelligence. In October 1972, the Provisional IRA uncovered and attacked two of the MRF's front companies—a mobile laundry se

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  • Die Military Reaction Force, Military Reconnaissance Force oder Mobile Reconnaissance Force (MRF) war eine Spezialeinheit der British Army, die in Belfast, Nordirland als operative nachrichtendienstliche Aufklärungskomponente des britischen Intelligence Corps vermutlich bis Ende 1972 bzw. Anfang 1973 im Einsatz war. Die Einheit wurde im Sommer 1971 aufgestellt. MRF-Teams operierten in Zivilkleidung und von Zivilfahrzeugen aus. Sie waren mit Pistolen und Maschinenpistolen bewaffnet. Die Aufgabe bestand im Verfolgen, Verhaften oder Töten von Mitgliedern der Irish Republican Army (IRA). Die MRF hatten ebenfalls Doppelagenten in den paramilitärischen Gruppen und Tarnorganisationen, um Informationen zu sammeln.Im Oktober 1972 enttarnte und attackierte die Provisional IRA zwei Tarnorganisationen
  • The Military Reaction Force, Military Reconnaissance Force or Mobile Reconnaissance Force (MRF) was a covert intelligence-gathering and counter-insurgency unit of the British Army active in Northern Ireland, during the Troubles/Operation Banner. The unit was formed during the summer of 1971 and operated until late 1972 or early 1973. MRF teams operated in plain-clothes and civilian vehicles, equipped with pistols and sub-machine guns. They were nominally tasked with tracking down and arresting, or killing, suspected members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). The MRF also ran double agents within the paramilitary groups and ran a number of front companies to gather intelligence. In October 1972, the Provisional IRA uncovered and attacked two of the MRF's front companies—a mobile laundry se
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