HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 c656W
Mr. Mullin

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Military Reaction Force was established; what is its purpose; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hanley

The Military Reaction Force was a small military unit which, during the period 1971 to 1973, was responsible for carrying out essential surveillance tasks in Northern Ireland in those circumstances where soldiers in uniform and with Army vehicles would be too easily recognised.

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