Victor Grayson: The Curious Case of the Disappearing MP & the Etaples Mutiny

In November 1916 former Colne Valley Socialist MP and would-be revolutionary Victor Grayson enlisted with the 1st Battalion Canterbury Infantry Regiment in New Zealand. On September 9th the following year, he and his regiment arrived at Etaples Camp just as riots were taking place by New Zealand and Scottish Troops. What part if any did…

James Cullen – The Scottish Mutineer at Etaples

Unlike Percy Toplis, there isĀ  no doubt whatsoever that Glasgow’s James Cullen took part in the Etaples Mutiny. We have his service records to thank for that, and his service records show that he was sentenced to one year imprisonment for refusing to obey orders at the time the riots at the camp broke out…

Conservative Middle East Council – The Haftar Lobby: A Register of Interests

The Haftar Lobby In March 2017, the Conservative Middle East Council published a report entitledĀ ‘Inside Libya: Chaos in the Mediterranean‘. The report pushed for urgent ‘engagement’ with Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, the self-appointed commander of the Libyan National Army who had spent the best part of 20 years semi-retired in Washington DC. The report was…