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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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76 of 82  Thu 25th Oct 2018 11:01am  
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On 24th Oct 2018 2:51pm, Slim said:
On 24th Oct 2018 11:10am, Wearethemods said: ... and the guy playing the pipes on the Ambulance Station roof was identified as a worker from the Cov. Gauge & Tool, who could not go back to work and eventually was paid off.
A man piping a lament for James McDade was on the evening televison news, and co-workers at one of the Lucas plants recognised him. They arrived at work early and strung up a noose from one of the roof trusses, lying in wait for the piper to turn up for work. Security and police had to intervene to thwart the planned revenge. I have no idea what the eventual outcome was.
As I understand, but didn't mention it in my previous post, the same happened at the Cov. G&T with the noose and everyone threatened to clasp their hand around the rope so the authorities couldn't charge hundreds with murder!
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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77 of 82  Thu 25th Oct 2018 5:29pm  
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Wearethemods, Are you sure he was in the Royal Warwicks? I knew him as in the Medical Corps, an escape route for some people who had sympathy with the other side, so they did not have to fight against them - half-way house to being a true believer of Conscientious Objector as was Oswald Mosley.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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78 of 82  Thu 25th Oct 2018 6:26pm  
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As has been suggested, the last few posts have been moved to this more closely related topic from their original location in the Anti Racism / National Front in Coventry, c.1960-80 topic.
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Not Local
Bedworth
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79 of 82  Thu 25th Oct 2018 8:39pm  
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Kaga - It was Enoch Powell who was a Brigadier in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment during World War Two.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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80 of 82  Thu 25th Oct 2018 9:33pm  
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On 23rd Oct 2018 12:02pm, NeilsYard said: As a slight aside as we've mentioned the IRA - I happened to be baptised by one Father Fell at All Souls in Earlsdon. A few years later he was arrested for being a leader of an IRA cell around Coventry.
Never met him, but can still picture him from the papers - thin, slightly-built, short black hair, glasses - quite a harmless looking chap.
Yep that was him Slim - Historic Images Edited by member, 26th Oct 2018 7:09 am
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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81 of 82  Fri 26th Oct 2018 9:40am  
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Non-Local. Yes I was aware of that, but thanks anyway. My cousin was a Lt in the Warwicks, they were a very hardened Infantry Reg't - had I failed the Paras I would have been sent there too, it was my parent Reg't.
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Prof
Gloucester
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82 of 82  Tue 23rd Apr 2019 11:11pm  
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After the IRA bomb exploded.
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