William 'Winkie' Dodds
William 'Winkie' Dodds is a prominent Ulster Loyalist.
After joining the UDA, Dodds was convicted of armed robbery in 1979. After his release, he commanded C Company in West Belfast, in which role he recruited Johnny Adair. He was jailed as a result of the Stevens Inquiry in 1990, and later became the West Belfast Brigadier until suffering a stroke.
In 2002, he was forced out of his home on the Lower Shankill after siding against Adair in a loyalist feud.
- Ian S. Wood, Crimes of Loyalty, A History of the UDA, Edinburgh University Press, 2006, pp.348-349.
- Loyalist arms intermediaries, BBC News, 9 December 1999.