Heeding The Call

“Where so ever, how so ever or whenever we are called upon to make our exit, we will do as proud men.” This is quite a different message from the one produced within the Rathcoole estate for the 50th anniversary of the Red Hand Commandos, which stated that despite its venerable age, the four Rathcoole companies of the RHC “Await In The Shadows“. (That mural also depicted the kneeling men with sticks (on the left of today’s mural) and the linked post also contains the original photograph.)

It’s not clear who or what within loyalism might call upon the RHC to stand down; loyalist rhetoric at the moment is full of anger at the protocol and warnings/threats about of a return to violence (e.g. BelTel | BBC).

For the use of “Lamh Dear Abu” as the slogan, see Ulster Says “Tá”.

O’Neill Road, Newtownabbey.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 900 x 892)
Copyright © 2022 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.5, 1/125, ISO 100, full size 3496 x 3464

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 821)
Copyright © 2022 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/250, ISO 100, full size 5473 x 3744

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 890)
Copyright © 2022 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f1.8, 1/716, ISO 20, full size 3548 x 2632

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 901)
Copyright © 2022 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5, 1/125, ISO 100, full size 4914 x 3691
X11870 [X11872] [X11871] [X11873] X11867 [X11868] X11869 X11865 [X11866]

Leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.