Kitson, Kincora and counter-insurgency in Northern Ireland

[…] proves that all the subsequent official denials of a ‘coverup’ of the Kincora events are lies. The first of the pieces is by, and about, Captain Fred Holroyd. Like Wallace he was involved in, and became disgusted by some of the things that he witnessed in Northern Ireland, and has subsequently blown the whistle […]

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Smearing Wallace and Holroyd

[…] article of 6th August in The Listener. September 2 1987. The Independent publishes an entire page plus part of its front page attacking Colin Wallace and Fred Holroyd: stories by David McKittrick, with an additional blast from John Ware. This page plus was wrong in almost every detail. Part of the McKittrick assault on […]

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The Dirty War, and, The SAS in Ireland (Book reviews)

[…] an opening statement it comes as no surprise to see Dillon’s dismissive scepticism about British dirty tricks extending to the allegations made by Colin Wallace and Fred Holroyd. Dillon follows the current ‘establishment line’ – fudge on Wallace, slam Holroyd. The key position held by Wallace in Northern Ireland, the mass of documentary evidence […]

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Fred Holroyd in America

Fred Holroyd in America The British government has been trying to extradite James Smyth from the USA. Ken Livingstone MP is among the witnesses called by Smyth’s defence. Having testified, Livingstone suggested they call Fred Holroyd. Fred was duly summoned to America and testified. Ken Livingstone had an adjournment debate in the House of […]

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The state in politics: Wallace, Holroyd and Lobster

The state in politics: Wallace, Holroyd and Lobster Colin Wallace’s 1980 conviction for the manslaughter of Jonathan Lewis was quashed on 9 October 1996. Considering the size of the political iceberg beneath that little tip, with the notable exceptions of the Guardian and Channel Four News, the response of the media on mainland UK […]

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The SAS, their early days in Ireland and the Wilson Plot

[…] counter-terror must be deployed back at them – described by Ken Livingstone as ‘subverting the subverters’.(7) Little indication of this is found in Ambush. But in Fred Holroyd we have a witness, and evidence that these tactics were used in Northern Ireland during the mid-70’s. Here are the origins of the so-called ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy […]

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Northern Ireland Act 1974

[…] the relatives of those who have been subject to miscarriages of justice by the British courts over issues of bombing here in Britain. We invited Mr. Fred Holroyd. For those who do not know, Mr. Holroyd served in Northern Ireland with distinction. As I said, he is no Socialist. He comes from a military […]

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Out of the blue and into the black

Book cover

Into the Dark Johnston Brown Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 2006, £22.99, h/b   When Fred Holroyd first made his disclosures regarding the activities of SAS Captain Robert Nairac to Duncan Campbell of The New Statesman in 1984, they were credible because Holroyd was a loyal Army Intelligence Captain with absolutely no sympathies for IRA […]

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Text of a letter from Dr Hugh Thomas re: Fred Holroyd

[…] Authority Merthyr & Cýnon Valley Health Unit Prince Charles Hospital Merthyr Tydfil, C47 9DT Telephone: Merthyr Tydfil (0685) 721721 Our ref: WHT/EW 23rd March 1990 Mr Fred Holroyd 15 Sandleigh Road Leigh-on-Sea Essex SS9 1JT To Whom It May Concern Re: Fred Holroyd I was senior Consultant Surgeon at Musgrave Park Hospital from 1974 […]

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Letter from Fred Holroyd to The Guardian

This is the text of a letter The Guardian declined to print It was sent from Fred Holroyd on May 13th 1987 Dear sir, It comes as no surprise that Mrs Thatcher over reacted to the media attempting to discover the real facts of the Gibraltar shootings. Her attitude is vulnerable to close scrutiny, […]

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