” TERRORISM AND COUNTER TERRORISM ” HERE AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL
Here is some more interactive and historic documentary footage as well as some brief informative insight into one of the UK’s most feared terrorism movements . Featured here too at the Crime Through Time Collection , Littledean Jail .
Certainly controversial and taboo subject matters that insight a thought provoking debate
The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) is the largest] loyalist paramilitary and vigilante] group in Northern Ireland. It was formed in September 1971 and undertook a campaign of almost twenty-four years during “The Troubles“. It used the name Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) when it wished to claim responsibility for attacks—because the two claimed to be separate organisations, the UDA was able to remain legal for over twenty years. The United Kingdom outlawed the “UFF” in November 1973 and the UDA itself was classified as a terrorist group on 10 August 1992.
The UDA’s/UFF’s declared goal was to defend loyalist areas from attack and to combat Irish republicanism. However, most of its victims were unarmed civilians according to the Sutton Index of Deaths. The majority of them were Irish Catholics, killed in what the group called retaliation for attacks on Protestants. High-profile attacks carried out by the group include the Milltown massacre, theSean Graham bookmakers’ shooting, the Castlerock killings and the Greysteel massacre. The UDA/UFF declared a ceasefire in 1994, although sporadic attacks continued until it officially ended its armed campaign in November 2007.
The UDA were often referred to by their Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) rivals as the “Wombles”, derived from the furry fictional creatures,The Wombles, or “Japs” owing to their mass rallies and marches in combat clothing.
JOHNNY “MAD DOG ” ADAIR – ULSTER LOYALIST
Jonathan Adair, better known as Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair (born 27 October 1963) is an Ulster loyalist and the former leader of the “C Company”, 2nd Battalion Shankill Road, West Belfast Brigade of the “Ulster Freedom Fighters” (UFF). This was a cover name used by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), a loyalist paramilitary organisation. Adair was expelled from the organisation in 2002 following a violent internal power struggle. Since 2003, he, his family and a number of supporters have been forced to leave Northern Ireland by the mainstream UDA.