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Description
Ronnie McCullough attended Somerdale Secondary School in Belfast leaving in 1967 with a Junior Certificate in Maths English and Metalwork. He gained his City and Guilds Certificate in Electrical Installations in 1971 and was imprisoned in Armagh Gaol in 1972. He was in the first group of Loyalists to be transferred to the newly opened Ulster Volunteer Force/Red Hand Commando Compounds in Long Kesh (the Maze and Long Kesh Prison). Ronnie was Education Officer for the UVF/RHC in Long Kesh and from 1975-77 was UVF/RHC Education representation on the Camp Educational Committee (a committee comprised of representatives from all factions in Long Kesh). He first studied for O Levels and then in 1974 was in the first group of Special Category prisoners to study with The Open University. He studied courses in Social Science and Arts and was released in 1977.
Metadata describing this person
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Loyalist
Project person ID: 034_S
Interviewee role: studied in prison, 1974-1975
Location where studied: Compounds The Maze and Long Kesh