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50 years since Stand Down of the Ulster Special Constabulary

Today - Monday, April 20 - marks 50 years since the Ulster Special Constabulary was stood down.

The Orange Order had many member serve within the Ulster Special Constabulary.

Captain Tom McClay appears on Orange personalities wall in the museum. He served during the Great War and was awarded the D.C.M. and the Military Medal.


After the war he enlisted in the Ulster Special Constabulary and was presented with the Kings Police Medal in 1923 for service to the 'A' Special Constabulary.

He would later be County Master of County Tyrone Grand Orange Lodge.

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