Brian Nelson – Loyalist Informer

Belfast Child

Brian Nelson (30 September 1947 – 11 April 2003) was an Ulster loyalist during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. He was simultaneously an informant for the British Army‘s Intelligence Corps and the intelligence chief of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), a terrorist organisation.


The views and opinions expressed in this documentary/ies and page are soley intended to educate and provide background information to those interested in the Troubles of Northern Ireland.

They in no way reflect my own opinions and I take no responsibility for any inaccuracies or factual errors


Early life

shankill road

Nelson, a Protestant from the Shankill Road, Belfast, served with the Black Watch regiment before joining the Ulster Defence Association in the early 1970s, where he was a low-level informant for the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).

In 1974 he was jailed for seven years for the kidnap and torture of a Catholic man…

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