Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces' operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007, as part of the Troubles. It was the longest continuous deployment in the British military's history. The British Army was initially deployed, at the request of the unionist government of Northern Ireland, in response to the August 1969 riots. Its role was to support the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and to assert the authority of the British government in Northern Ireland. At the peak of the operation in the 1970s, about 21,000 British troops were deployed, most of them from Britain. As part of the operation, a new locally-recruited regiment was also formed: the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR).

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  • Se denomina Operación Banner a la operación militar, iniciada en 1969, con la que el Ejército Británico comenzó la ocupación de Irlanda del Norte. Con un despliegue de tropas que duró 38 años, esta operación fue la más larga de toda la historia del Reino Unido. La Operación Banner comenzó con el envío de una fuerza de 5.000 soldados a la región ante el agravamiento de la crisis entre protestantes y católicos en 1969. Oficialmente, la operación se dio por concluida el 31 de julio de 2007, con la retirada de la mayor parte de las tropas en cumplimiento del acuerdo de Viernes Santo y el acuartelamiento de un pequeño contingente destinado a misiones de ultramar. Un total de 763 militares británicos perdieron la vida en acción. (es)
  • Als Operation Banner bezeichnete das britische Militär seinen Einsatz in Nordirland, um die Unruheprovinz vor einem Bürgerkrieg zu bewahren. Sie begann 1969 und endete offiziell am 31. Juli 2007. Sie war damit die längste aller Operationen der Streitkräfte Großbritanniens. (de)
  • L'opération Banner (en anglais : Operation Banner) est le nom de code pour l'opération des forces armées britanniques en Irlande du Nord d'août 1969 à juillet 2007 dans le cadre du conflit nord-irlandais. Déployée à la demande du gouvernement unioniste d'Irlande du Nord pour soutenir la police royale de l'Ulster (RUC), après l'accord du Vendredi saint en 1998, l'importance de l'opération est progressivement réduite. Son rôle était d'affirmer l'autorité du gouvernement du Royaume-Uni en Irlande du Nord. La principale opposition à l'opération vient de l'Armée républicaine irlandaise provisoire (IRA provisoire) qui a menéé une campagne de guérilla contre l'armée britannique de 1970 à 1997. (fr)
  • Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces' operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007, as part of the Troubles. It was the longest continuous deployment in the British military's history. The British Army was initially deployed, at the request of the unionist government of Northern Ireland, in response to the August 1969 riots. Its role was to support the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and to assert the authority of the British government in Northern Ireland. At the peak of the operation in the 1970s, about 21,000 British troops were deployed, most of them from Britain. As part of the operation, a new locally-recruited regiment was also formed: the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR). The main opposition to the British military's deployment came from the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). It waged a guerrilla campaign against the British military from 1970 to 1997. There was also much hostility to the British military's deployment from the Catholic community; particularly due to incidents such as the Falls Curfew (1970), Operation Demetrius (1971) and Bloody Sunday (1972). In their efforts to defeat the IRA, there were incidents of between the British Army and Ulster loyalist paramilitaries. An internal British Army document released in 2007 stated that, whilst it had failed to defeat the IRA, it had made it impossible for the IRA to win through violence, and reduced substantially the death toll in the last years of conflict. After the 1998 Belfast Agreement, the operation was gradually scaled down and the vast majority of British troops were withdrawn. According to the Ministry of Defence, 1,441 serving British military personnel died in Operation Banner; 722 of whom were killed in paramilitary attacks, and 719 of whom died as a result of other causes. The British military killed 306 people during the operation, about 51% of whom were civilians and 41% of whom were members of republican paramilitaries. (en)
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  • 6,100 injured
  • 719 deaths from other causes,
  • 722 deaths from paramilitary attacks,
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  • Royal Ulster Constabulary
  • British Armed Forces
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  • Stalemate
  • *Demilitarisation
  • *Good Friday Agreement
  • *Paramilitaryceasefires
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  • British Armed Forces (en)
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  • Operation Banner (en)
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  • Stalemate *Paramilitary ceasefires *Demilitarisation *Good Friday Agreement (en)
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  • Als Operation Banner bezeichnete das britische Militär seinen Einsatz in Nordirland, um die Unruheprovinz vor einem Bürgerkrieg zu bewahren. Sie begann 1969 und endete offiziell am 31. Juli 2007. Sie war damit die längste aller Operationen der Streitkräfte Großbritanniens. (de)
  • Se denomina Operación Banner a la operación militar, iniciada en 1969, con la que el Ejército Británico comenzó la ocupación de Irlanda del Norte. Con un despliegue de tropas que duró 38 años, esta operación fue la más larga de toda la historia del Reino Unido.La Operación Banner comenzó con el envío de una fuerza de 5.000 soldados a la región ante el agravamiento de la crisis entre protestantes y católicos en 1969. (es)
  • Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces' operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007, as part of the Troubles. It was the longest continuous deployment in the British military's history. The British Army was initially deployed, at the request of the unionist government of Northern Ireland, in response to the August 1969 riots. Its role was to support the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and to assert the authority of the British government in Northern Ireland. At the peak of the operation in the 1970s, about 21,000 British troops were deployed, most of them from Britain. As part of the operation, a new locally-recruited regiment was also formed: the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR). (en)
  • L'opération Banner (en anglais : Operation Banner) est le nom de code pour l'opération des forces armées britanniques en Irlande du Nord d'août 1969 à juillet 2007 dans le cadre du conflit nord-irlandais. Déployée à la demande du gouvernement unioniste d'Irlande du Nord pour soutenir la police royale de l'Ulster (RUC), après l'accord du Vendredi saint en 1998, l'importance de l'opération est progressivement réduite. Son rôle était d'affirmer l'autorité du gouvernement du Royaume-Uni en Irlande du Nord. (fr)
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  • Operation Banner (de)
  • Operación Banner (es)
  • Operation Banner (en)
  • Opération Banner (fr)
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