Monday 23 July 2018

Last British soldiers to leave south Armagh today

The last British soldiers are due to leave south Armagh today as the British army closes down its last base in the border region.

At the height of the Troubles, Bessbrook had the busiest heliport in Europe, but the last flight took place at the weekend.

The withdrawal from the base is one of the last high-profile events before the British army officially ends its role of supporting the police in the North at the end of next month.

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