For Devoted Knuckles
#1
This may be the wrong forum but I can't see a better one, so here goes!

DK, I had the pleasure tonight of having a few pints with an RUC veteran. He was Gerry Fitt's personal body guard in the '70's. In fact he was with Gerry in a pub on the north coast of Antrim for a 'secret meeting' during the troubles. Gerry asked Mark if he'd like to meet his 'company', so Mark stuck his head in to see who was meeting with Gerry. There was Gerry Fitt and 'Dr' Ian Paisley, the protestant snake, knocking back a few pints together.

The reason I bring this up is that Mark, the RUC man, is in agreement with you on many points. He's anti-monarchy, basically a Republican and a Nationalist, despite his Presbyterian background and his current status as a 'born-again Christian'.

Thoughts?
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#2
WOW Jovan. i rarely almost never come to this section of the fishtank, blind luck has it i saw this thread. and its only been here for 2 days.
anyway gerry fitts. now that's a name i haven't heard of on a long time. I'm no SDLP fan that's for sure. never liked one of those cowards not one. i'm not surprised he would be pushin back some pints with paisley that evil bastard!!! not surprised at all cowards will be cowards and always they seem to put more stock in chatting with the enemy rather then killing them.
you know northern Ireland was and is a place apart. you had socialist monarchist running around PUP in cohoots with rabid orangmen in bed with the brits, and republican anarchist robbin banks with socialist republicans teamed with straight and narrow nationalist. odd place and that's not even the half of it.
so im not that surprised if one or two RUC happened to be slightly nationalist or republican by ideology though by family and area loyalty they would of been PROD through and through. did you see the ring? surely he would be a mason.  i'm sure this guy has changed quite a bit but you weren't going to be an RUC for the pay. so maybe  he ended a different man after a few decades of the fighting then when he first signed.
i wouldn't have  a pint with him not this side of hell lad, i just don't have it in me.

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#3
He said you'd be surprised to find out that a goodly number of the RUC at the time were actually Nationalist and Republican. They just thought the bhoys were going about it  wrong.
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#4
well
sip
im suprised
did you looksee his ring?
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#5
(06-16-2009, 06:56 PM)devotedknuckles Wrote: well
sip
im suprised
did you looksee his ring?

I'll take a look tonight. He's headed back to the High Arctic tomorrow.
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#6
high artic?
yeah i guess the troubles got too him too
sip sip
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#7
(06-16-2009, 07:00 PM)devotedknuckles Wrote: high artic?
yeah i guess the troubles got too him too
sip sip

He's Senior Administrative Officer of a village in the Northwest Territory.
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#8
wow> must know some inukitukituky ot or somethin then
crazy bastard!
must be runnin long from someone. no worries we all are
just sayin
sip
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#9
Checked with him before he left. No, he is not now and has never been a freemason. Actually not surprising since many NI prods are anti masonic.

BTW, I discovered a week or so ago that we have an Orange Lodge Hall here in Edmonton. Of course, we also have a GAA chapter so it balances out.
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#10
LOL
balance is a good thing.
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