The 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland between 1968-1998 is one of the topics studied in GCSE History. One subject looked at is the role of the security forces at the time.
In 1969 serious inter-communal strife erupted in Northern Ireland, which the local security forces were unable to control. While London considered its options, there seemed to be a real chance of Protestant/Catholic bloodshed if nothing was done soon.
Discover more about the role of the security forces during the Troubles in Northern Ireland in this quiz.