(the) Ulster Volunteer Force

(the) Ulster Volunteer Force
the Ulster Volunteer Force [the Ulster Volunteer Force] (abbr the UVF)
a Protestant military group in ↑Ulster (= Northern Ireland). The group wants Ulster to remain a part of the ↑United Kingdom, and opposes the ↑IRA. The present group was formed in 1966, but an earlier group with the same name was formed in 1913. Other similar groups include the ↑Ulster Freedom Fighters and the ↑Ulster Defence Association.

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