Letter: RUC and Catholics

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Christopher Armstrong's letter (3 August) about the Royal Ulster Constabulary seems to stem from a rather peculiar point of view. Surely the shortage of Roman Catholic officers in this very gallant force owes rather more to successful intimidation by nationalist terrorists than to any other reason? We should all thus have great admiration for those officers of that faith who have remained to serve the community, and not use their small numbers as an excuse to disband the RUC and thus hand yet another victory to terrorism.


Orpington, Kent