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More than 20 years in the RUC coloured William Clegg’s life in more ways than one.
Recalling the tragedies and the coping mechanisms for a generation of officers, William tells his story in anthology for people of all ages, how a life changed for a young person’s life during the Troubles, joining the RUC, and the incidents and emotions that coloured that life.
From his earliest memories through to life after the RUC William’s story hits to the heart of the issues faced by a generation of serving officers, packed with the horrors and the humour that was the day-to-day experience during the darkest days.
About the author
Upon leaving school at 18, William Clegg trained briefly in underwater construction before entering Enniskillen Royal Ulster Constabulary Training Depot as a recruit in March 1978.
William regards himself as privileged to have worked in and survived the challenges inherent in high risk, hostile, urban and rural environments throughout the province of Northern Ireland together with the training department, where his influences are still felt and resonate to this very day.
He was born in Co Down and returns frequently to spend time with his son. William also occupies himself with scuba diving, motorcycling, reading, and enjoying memories with those survivors who can still remember.