Men of Pitton – ‘Brickbats and Blame’ with John Inman
“Brickbats and Blame” – A Subaltern in Belfast 1973.
On 30th October 1973, at the height of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, the 30 officers and 500 soldiers of 19 Field Regiment Royal Artillery went to Belfast. For 120 days they patrolled and protected the city centre and the inner suburbs against a sustained and indiscriminate campaign of bombing and shooting carried out by both nationalist and loyalist terrorists. The most junior of those 30 officers was 21 year old Second Lieutenant John Inman. Using contemporary photographs, diaries, newspaper and military reports to support his memories, John brings to life what it was like to be a young subaltern patrolling the streets of Belfast during this violent and chaotic time.
Please note that no arrangements for food have been made but of course you are free to make your own arrangements with the Pub.
Please let Roy Forder (01722 712455) know by the 10th Feb 2023 if you would like to come along.
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