The Larne gun-run volunteer who yodelled in the trenches

David McNeill with a picture of his father John, who was a member of the UVF during the Operation Lion gunrunning in April 1914. INLT 18-305-PR

David McNeill with a picture of his father John, who was a member of the UVF during the Operation Lion gunrunning in April 1914. INLT 18-305-PR

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A local historian has revealed the extraordinary life of his father, who was involved in the original Operation Lion gunrunning, ahead of the centenary commemoration events on April 25. David McNeill’s father John was a member of the UVF on the night that the SS Clyde Valley landed in Larne laden with weapons and ammunition to combat the threat of Home Rule. While the boat was being unloaded, John was given the job of checking cars to make sure only those carrying passes could access the harbour.

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