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Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN HL17, tabled on 14 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government which ministers from the Northern Ireland Office attended the commemorative events held at Lisburn on 17 August to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Banner.

Answered on

21 October 2019

I have enormous respect for all those who served their country with distinction during Operation Banner. The UK Government was represented by Ministers at the following events to mark the 50th Anniversary of the start of Operation Banner:

  • The Secretary of State for Defence attended the Royal British Legion event at the National memorial Arboretum on 14 August 2019;
  • The Minister for Defence Procurement attended the memorial event in Lisburn on 17 August 2019.