Collection: Royal Ulster Constabulary GC 100th Anniversary Collection

Royal Ulster Constabulary GC 100th Anniversary Flag

1922 ~ 2022

The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001.

It was founded on 1st June 1922 as a successor to the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) following the formation of Northern Ireland.

At its peak the force had around 8,500 officers with a further 4,500 who were members of the RUC Reserve.

During the Troubles, 319 RUC officers were killed and almost 9,000 injured which made the RUC the most dangerous police force in the world in which to serve.

In 1999, the RUC was awarded the George Cross in recognition of the collective and sustained bravery of the Force, including its families.

It then became the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross.
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