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Welcome to Our Website

The Foundation was created by virtue of Section 70
of the Police (NI) Act 2000 for the purpose of "marking the sacrifices and honouring the achievements of the Royal Ulster Constabulary". It commenced work in December 2001.

The functions of the Foundation allow it to look back
on a long, proud history of policing and to look forward by supporting current serving officers. In particular, it will remember sacrifice and service and preserve the name of the RUC GC in the policing world.

Roll of Honour

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We commemorate in the Roll of Honour all the
officers of the RUC GC who from 1 June 1922 until 3 November 2001 were killed as a result of terrorism...

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HRH the Prince of Wales

Royal Patron

In April 2002 the Foundation
was privileged and pleased to announce that HRH The Prince of Wales had agreed to become it's Patron.
Former Chairman of the Foundation, Mr Jim McDonald
believed that the news would help bring comfort to former RUC officers, injured and disabled members and bereaved relatives.



To mark the foundation of the Royal Ulster
Constabulary on 1 June 1922 the Trustees of the Foundation have declared the first Sunday in June each year to be "Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Day".
An inter-denominational church service held on
this day will celebrate the service and sacrifice of the RUC family and remind the wider community that the peace they now enjoy was bought at a cost. A specially composed "RUCGC Prayer" will be read at this and other appropriate police welfare events.


Latest Additions

New RUC GC Foundation Chairman

Justice Minister David Ford has today announced Brian Rea CBE as the new Chairperson to the RUC GC Foundation.

David Ford said: "The RUC GC Foundation carries out a very important role in providing support to serving and ex-police officers and their families."

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"It has been the RUC who have held the fabric

 of this society together over the past 30 years"

Dr Marjorie Mowlam
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1997-1999

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