Andy Tyrie

Andrew Tyrie (born 5 February 1940[1]) is an Ulster loyalist paramilitary leader who served as commander of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) during much of its early history. He took the place of Tommy Herron in 1973 when the latter was killed, and led the organisation until March 1988 when an attempt on his life forced him to resign from his command.

Andy Tyrie
Born
Andrew Tyrie

(1940-02-05) 5 February 1940 (age 81)
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipBritish
EducationBrown Square School
OccupationGardener
EmployerBelfast City Council
OrganizationUlster Defence Association
Notable work
This is It (1982)
TitleChairman of the UDA
Term1973–1988
PredecessorCharles Harding Smith and Jim Anderson
Successorposition abolished