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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

FRU spooks think its all over and they got away with it. They’re wrong.

The FRU of West Det. (Fermanagh/Donegal) including Ian Hurst (circled)

In keeping with the staged photo above, people imagine that the FRU went round the back streets and hills of Ireland, ducking and diving, guns concealed in glove compartments and stuffed down trouser belts etc – a life of derring do. However if we read the more credible accounts of those who served in the FRU, they were often an ill disciplined group involved in frequent bouts of drinking “jollies” and ignoring basic army procedures. This is perhaps why proper soldiers in the British army refer to groups like the FRU as “slime”. Those real soldiers were also well aware that the FRU’s soldiering “exploits” were usually more to do with the manipulation of pathetic people or people with pathological problems whom the FRU could recruit to its ultimately murderous cause.
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